Thursday, June 18, 2009
The UNintentional Spinner
This week I am sick of intentional spinning. For months I've been working on laceweight skills, both on the spindle and on the wheel, and I've made some lovely yarn, but now I need a break. I can tell that I'm becoming anal about spinning and that's a BAD THING.
Here's my therapeutic, non-intentional yarn. I had some leftover Romney from one of last year's fleeces. I dyed half of it neon green and half of it sky blue. I cranked it through the drum carder, but only once. Yeah, there are neps and noils. Who cares? I'm spinning it on my second-to-the-largest whorl, going as fast as I can. It's lumpy. It's bumpy. It restoreth my soul.
Don't spend all your spinning time trying to get it "right". Play with colors and textures, wool and wheel. Spin something goofy. Spin something imperfect.
Spin some yarn that makes you laugh.