Saturday, March 21, 2009
Ever been pulled into the depths of another hobby that you truly didn't need? *raises hand* Approximately 6 months ago I traded both of my beloved Alice Starmore books (I hear all my fellow knitters gasp) and received a Babe Production Double Treadle in return. With this wonderful machine I learned how to spin a decent yarn (together with having to do major modifications to the machine and repairs...but I won't go there) I decided that 1) If this was something I wanted to continue to do I needed to get a reliable wheel and 2) I needed more fiber..I don't mean the normal person's stash, I mean a stash to outstash even the most avid spinner (because I'm sick like that)...so I continued on my journey and purchased a used Ashford Traveller and upgraded it to a double treadle and since it only came with the Jumbo Whorl i.e. two VERY slow ratios (now whose sounding all technical!) I purchased the regular whorl which gave me three additional faster ratios..Yeah! I'm still working on my "perfect" yarn...and getting better..but far from superior status that I see some of the Indy Dyer and Spinners do but I'll have to just be patient...Hopefully as I continue I'll be able to diary all my misadventures into dye and spin land and maybe even post something educational that another spinner or knitter can learn from...next on my list..getting a new cord for my camera to actually post pics! Knit on!