Naknicromo Day 30: Crafts You’d Like To Learn

If you use the search button on my blog and search the words “spin” or “spindle” you’ll see that I have expressed interest in the past in learning to spin. I think most knitters get the urge once they’ve been exposed to it. It’s like a rampant virus at fiber festivals. I caught that bug a few times and bought a couple (well, three) of spindles and fiber. I’ve tried a few times but it hasn’t stuck. I make it through park & draft and then I keep dropping the spindle. When this happened for the hundredth time I briefly thought about a wheel. I haven’t tried spinning on one. I think that would trigger an impulse purchase. I don’t have room for a wheel at this point and it would really eat into my knitting time. Famous last words. We’ll have to see how long I hold out. 

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5 Responses to Naknicromo Day 30: Crafts You’d Like To Learn

  1. AliInPerth says:

    I can say that spinning does absolutely eat into knitting time. But there is also an enormous amount of satisfaction from knitting something with your handspun yarn.

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  2. Deb from Araignee sent me a drop spindle and some roving. I was all thumbs. I have it still, but I think I need to sit with someone for a few hours and learn .. Or not at all. I have enough to do to knit right now!!!

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  3. salpal1 says:

    I tried spindle spinning, and had the same experience you did – just couldn’t; get it. But when I tried the wheel, it came easily. So maybe – ? And they make fairly small wheels that fold up for storage. Just sayin’! I hope you get to learn someday. 🙂

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  4. YarnyDragonfly says:

    I’d like to learn tatting. Next month, I will take a class on drop spinning. It will be interesting to see if I can do it and if I like it.

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  5. I’ve signed up for a class to learn how to hand dye yarn. But I’ve also considered spinning. Since I’m a bit ADD with my crafting, I want to learn how to do it ALL, I’m trying to show a bit of restraint. But the lady who teaches the class also spins, so I think it likely I will sign up for a class with her sometime, just to give it a try.

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