January Goal: Spinning on a Spindle

Happy Belated New Year everyone! Hope you are enjoying 2012 so far. I didn’t get myself into any resolution-making, but every January I review the knitters’ bucket list to see how many items I’ve “checked-off” – I’m still afraid to try steeking 😉

Over the month of December, we stayed close to home (hubby was recovering from surgery), and I spent a great deal of time in my ‘studio’ (aka our finished attic space). I inventoried the ‘equipment’ – 3+ knitting machines, table loom, cowichan spinner, & 2 spindles. I’ve decided that I should actually start learning the skills to use those items…

So, this month, I’m trying spinning on a spindle – motivated by the lovely conversation & photo sharing on twitter by a few spinners/spindle makers. I’ve moved from a “thick/thin bulky yarn” (photo at right) to a “inconsistent thread w a few small nubs”. My goal is to spin on the spindle 15minutes per day (as per the instructions from Respect the Spindle“)

I’ll keep you posted – do you have Fibre-related goals this year? Please share them!

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