Obsession Thursday: Spindling

Spindling, cider, relaxation. Life is good.

Spindling, cider, relaxation. Life is good.

I just got back from teaching at a weekend retreat for the lovely women who run Knit Social (they’re also the folks behind the fabulously popular Knit City fiber event that happens in Vancouver every October).

As my hands are still rather flipper-like until I have my carpal tunnel surgery next month, bringing knitting along wasn’t practical. Instead, I thought I might try spindling again, since I’ve found it uses different muscles than the ones that I’ve overused and doesn’t aggravate my messed-up nerves.

Look! It was successful! I spun more on my Jenkins Turkish Delight spindle this weekend than I have in the past year, on anything. The fiber is baby camel, and I remember buying it at the same time as the spindle. At the second Sock Summit in Portland in 2011. Yup, that’s how long this particular fiber has been sitting on this spindle, waiting to be finished.

I got a lot done over the weekend, in small bursts. It was a lovely feeling, being productive again. Here are some images so you can enjoy the gorgeous fiber and exquisite spinning tool that I used.

the underbelly of my Jenkins. hard to get, as spindles go, and very much worth the wait.

the underbelly of my Jenkins. hard to get, as spindles go, and very much worth the wait.

 

I love the little cushion of singles this spindle makes.

I love the little cushion of singles this spindle makes.

 

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Starting a 2nd cop, with the first one waiting patiently to be plied once I’m all done.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Obsession Thursday: Spindling

  1. Renee Anne

    I keep thinking I should try my spindle again (I have something like a Turkish spindle but it’s not exactly that)…..and then I remember how my singles look and remember how much I hate the stop-start-stop-start-stop-start thing and then I remember why I like my wheel better 🙂

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