The Tour de Fleece started on Saturday. I joined Team Cranky Pants and I aim to make my team (and myself) proud this year. You wanna know how? Well, I’ll tell you. By actually spinning. Yes. I will spin this year. I joined last year and promptly messed up and quit. This year I’m almost finished with the other yarn and I have pre-drafted my roving. And,I have learned lessons this year.
1. As osteoarthritis sets in, predrafting is essential, not optional. My spinning teacher implied that predrafting was not required and you could easily spin from the fold. Maybe earlier, but not now. At least, not for me.
2. Lace weight yarn is not really easy for someone like me with osteoarthritis. My hands hurt alot when I try to spin laceweight or fingerweight. If I have to spin DK or worsted, so be it. I don’t mind. At least I’m still spinning.
3. Just do it.
I don’t consider these small lessons. In fact. I think these are huge and I’m thrilled to have discovered them. It’s continuing to spin that’s the most important for me.
I will show you pix later this week. I’m almost done with the neverending Desert Sky/Sundown/Sunrise/Sunset/whatever. It is astoundingly uneven and immature spinning, but it’s been a long haul with this roving, so I’m quite pleased with the results. I will show you my finished skein and the new spinning as soon as I can.
So, have a wonderful Monday and I will leave you with my soundtrack for the day. Neil Young and CSN with “Down by the River”.
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!