Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Is The Doctor In?

For some time now I've been having an itch. NO! Not the kind you need ointment for or even the one that requires you to put on that ridiculous open ended gown. There really is no flattering way to wear it, is there.

Anywhoooo, getting off track. I'm talking about that little tickle that calls on you. I've been feeling the spinning itch. I haven't spun in over a year and it's quite sad really. I love it.

Why did you stop?, you ask. Well it's kind of a lame reason. I don't have a proper chair. I know your all What?? but my issue was with the long bouts of time spent in one position at the wheel. The couch was too soft with no support. Dinning room chair was too hard which dug into my thigh after an hour of sitting. I ultimately stopped spinning because I just couldn't get enough done and be comfortable doing it. Kinda defeats the purpose of that zen like zone you go into when spinning.

Over the holiday weekend I couldn't take it any longer. I pulled out my Lendrum and dusted him off. Once I had all my supplies needed I then thought the easiest chair to move into the living room would be the computer chair. The casters make moving it easy enough and then I thought, Hey the seat is adjustable. I raised it up as high as it would go and would you believe I spun practically all weekend long.

This was my first attempts. Of what I'm not sure. I was just happy to be back at the wheel again. It turned out to be more fingering to DK weight which results in a thick and thin feel.

I then wanted to test myself on trying a thicker weight yarn. I was trying to correct the consistency and not have a thick and thin, but didn't feel my grove until I was practically done with last of my single.

For now this method of taking small amounts to get comfortable with the techniques and methods is helping. Ultimately I'd love to spin up enough for a sweater, but I still need more practice at the wheel before I head down that road.


KathyR said...

Haha, don't you just love that itch? When you started to say you didn't have a suitable chair I nearly hit the button then and there to say, what about your computer chair? I use mine a lot (at it's lowest level - what can I say, I have short legs!). But I read on and found out that you had figured that one out on your own. Yay! Your spinning's looking good - it won't be long before you're ready to go for the sweater lot. :)

amlahe616 said...

Now that the horrible busy summer is over we have to get together and spin. The yarn looks great and if truth be told my spinning has slowed down while I try every chair at my house.

A :-) said...

Yay! Spinning!!

Knitterary said...

I was wondering how long you'd last before pulling out the wheel. You've been talking about it quite a lot lately. Glad you got some spinning time in. :)