Wednesday, 21. May 2008
Usually, the moment I start knitting a garment, I can pretty much plough through it (except for socks – those sit in a different category). However, knitting monogamy goes out the window in the summer time. And I say summer because California has seen some 80 to 90 degree weather recently. Like, WTF? I have the attention span of a 3-year-old and every shiny new pattern or yarn makes me want to drop whatever I’m doing now to start playing. On a fateful ravelry-browsing day, I stumbled into the spindlers’ group, and that was the beginning of the end.
Armed with a new spinning book, a Schacht Hi-Lo 1.1 oz spindle and some BFL, I sat down to learn a new skill. Two days later……
This spinning thing is hard and I don’t know what I’m doing. The spindle doesn’t spin long enough for me, I have a hard time drafting while spinning (even after this supposed pre-drafting thingamajig), and my yarn is fat and lumpy. Apparently, I have no coordination.
I am in WAY over my head, people. Does anyone know where I can take spinning classes in Orange County?