Friday, January 12, 2007

Wiped out + Spinning HELP!

I was going to post pictures of the 8/10 finished blankie and of my Red Scarf Project scarf. But I went to the gym today, and it totally wiped me out. Getting back in shape after Lyme disease AND Parvo virus is hard. It's like starting from way below zero. But I'm going to do this. I'm going to be fit in time for one of this year's breast cancer walks.

Edit: Instead of eating and sleeping, I decided to try spinning for the very first time. After having a brain fart and dumping nearly an entire clove of chopped garlic directly into my pasta without sauteeing it first (thereby completely clearing my sinuses, killing any germs in my stomach, and acquiring rancid garlic breath), I should have known better. Instead, I produced this:

Somebody please help me! I don't expect my first handspun to be perfect, but this?
Why is it so tufty? Why are there over-twisted kinks at the bottom, near the hook (this is a top whorl spindle) that won't travel up the roving? What am I doing wrong?


OldLadyPenPal said...

Ok, your sweater is just beautiful. Beautiful!! I'd have commented there in that post, but it would have gotten lost in the crowd!


The Fluffy Ewe said...

After all you have been thru, I think we can allow you some recoup time. ;)

Andi said...

OMG, after what you've been through, maybe spinning can wait. I know I would be too chicken to try it at this point. Wait til you feel a lot better! Your sweater looks gorgeous, by the way.

Sue, aka seiding said...

Baby steps, that's how I learned to spin. Baby steps. And lots of pre drafting before spinning. Split the fiber into really thin pieces. Looking good, really, that's loads better than my first attempts!

weezalana said...

What fluffy ewe said. ;)

"Instead of eating and sleeping..." LOL! Ah, the start of a new obsession.

I'm not much (any) help on the spinning side, as I haven't done it myself. But it looks pretty impressive for a first attempt to me! :)

Rain said...

Well at least you won't be attacked by vampires.

I can't help with the spinning, but I do think it looks pretty good for a first attempt.

Jo said...

Yikes - when did you have both viruses? I don't think your spinning is so bad - I've never tried it so you are still ahead of me ;)

cpurl17 said...

Oh Darling Batty! Have you seen my posts at my first spinning attempts? Mine looked worst than yours and I HAD A TEACHER!! I wish we could sit together and practice.

I'm glad you recovered from such nasty viruses!!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

I like the way it looks. Every yarn has it's purpose, turn, turn, turn.

veritas said...

((hugs for batty)) i am back to normal now... pmt makes sadblog.

i think it's a lovely looking handspun, sweetness! and there is no such thing as too much garlic.