Isn’t it exciting to have a passion that drives us to dive in and hopscotch from one aspect of a craft to another? For me, knitting to spinning.
And spinning to knitting. Not only does it anchor my awareness in the present, it helps me notice my anxiety feelings, acknowledge them, give me a break…provides the framework for a good start in decreasing thought spinning (pun intended.) Today, I chose to be compassionate and empathetic with myself.
I love my drop spindles. This one has been primarily a decorative. A 28-gram spindle–with Bolinga Finale, Mesquite Whorl, Maple Shaft, and Mosaic Shell Inlay–handmade by Ken Ledbetter of KCL Woods. I have always thought it better suited for spinning thicker thread. Boy, did I stand corrected today?!
Spun singles then Andean plied during yesterday knitting social, a fine sample of 20-yard-buttery, luscious, soft Alpaca lace was born at end of the gathering. It equated to approximately 600 2-ply yards per 50 grams. That’s mighty fine. So fine…I didn’t notice it falling out my bag.
Good thing I have a whole fleece full of this Prize-winning fluff to spin up more in the evening…another 70-yard 2-ply lace
The urge of spinning another from sheep to shawl lace project suddenly popped up while remembering my friend Mel’s beautiful, fluttering Celes designed by Jared Flood last week.♥
I’ve decided to make my own design and may even spruce it up with some glitters towards the end.
I will spread it out and hang in the porch when not worn…a pleasant sight with dancing sparkles in the wind and me declaring every now and then Wheee..now it’s blowing from north to south…and now from east to wessstttt… I can’t seem to stop spinning. Are you as easily distracted as I am? How do you re-focus?
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
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