This little skein is, without a doubt, the worst yarn I’ve spun in quite some time.
It’s was a Corgi Hill merino/camel/tussah sample. It’s now a god-awful mini-skein of two ply. It’s wicked uneven, broken in spots and full of knots, icky by my standards, and would probably fall apart if I tried to knit with it. It partially fell apart while I was plying it. It’s not even going into my 2010 project archive page because it’s never going to be turned into anything. Structural integrity is seriously lacking.
Despite all that, I am deleriously proud of this awful little skein.
Because it’s the first thing I spun on this:
Awww, yeah, baby. You like that support spindle action, don’t you?
I’d been eyeing the Grizzly Mountain Tibetan-style spindles for a while, so when I happened upon a shop update one fine day, I jumped. It took a solid hour to get the hang of it, and my work is far from perfect. It’s slubby and uneven. Hello, learning curve. But, it’s something new, and it’s really fun to play with. And I’m determined to master the fine art of long-draw on a spindle.
As soon as I finish that 4! Ounce! Challenge! prototype, that is.
And look what I found at this adorable little Turkish shop called Meyra in Newburyport a couple weekends ago.
Are those not the most perfect little spindle bowls ever?