Thursday, April 22, 2004

I've been amusing myself with a new toy lately. Last week I learned to use a drop spindle. I was warned that my chiropractor might have words with me, due to how much stretching I'd be doing while spinning. So far, I'm not hurting, though. Of course, I limit myself to 1/2 an hour a day. The roving is a nice natural, grayish brown wool from a variety of sheep all over Maine. It is soft and full of lanolin. I love the smell of it and the feel of the oil on my hands. The scent drives the cats crazy. My bit of yarn is very uneven in thickness and there are lot of grafts. I'm slowly getting the feel of it, though. I'm even finding it relaxing. Not much cussing going on, either.

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