Learning to spin a single strand yarn was quite a challenge.
It is not the spinning itself, but trying to make a thin,
consistent, balanced yarn is what I am after. This remains a work in progress.
I am learning to have incredible patience with myself and pretty much celebrate
every little step along the way.
I encourage anyone with the slightest interest in spinning to give it a whorl (pun intended).
It's fun. It's an art. It's challenging and rewarding. The possibilities are endless.
Once you have your first spindle full of one-ply yarn, you are going to want to take it off the spindle,
and start over making your second ball of one-ply yarn. When you have two balls of one-ply,
there are different methods you can use to make two-ply yarn.
My method of choice is called Andean plying. It is a technique of winding yarn around your hand
so you can ply from both ends.
I had Rikki be a hand model for me today.
She removed her chipped and peeling fingernail polish just for the occasion.
Not only did she model, but she learned something. Isn't it great how that works?