Oh horror of horrors, it’s not supposed to do that! My beautiful Butterfly Girl spindle dropped, and the whorl completely detached!
The worst part was that I had a nice little cop built up on the spindle shaft at the time, and it slid right off into a little wad of singles.
Luckily, I was able to save them…
…and didn’t lose even an inch!
Now, I just have to get the spindle back up and running. My first repair attempt was a total failure. Second attempt coming soon in hopes that I can avoid sending my beauty across the country for professional help.
Wish me luck!