Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Tales of a drunken spinner

This is my mermaid dreams merino roving. I was going for fine and I think I have achieved maximum fineness. For me anyway. I didn't have much time to spin last week and so when the weekend presented itself, (wahoo!) I finished up the first bobbin and got started on the second.

This is where the 'drunken' part comes in. Bill decided to watch a couple of movies and open a bottle of wine. I decided to join him. Along with my spinning wheel. I propped my self up on the futon in our "home theatre" and there, with the wheel and the afore mentioned wine, we watched Indian Summer and The Notebook . We have seen these movies many times before and love them both. While watching a movie I've seen before, I can do things with my hands that don't require my full attention. I'm sure that you all know what I mean. I have progressed in my spinning to this point and so though that it would be fine to spin and watch. Multi-tasking is a thing that I do with moderate success. And to be honest with you, I think that I would have been OK if the wine hadn't have been involved. Or maybe the beer before supper. One of them anyway. Because when I woke up in the morning my first thought was "I wonder what my spinning looks like" After the movie, I was surprised to find out that it was almost midnight and well past my bedtime and quickly took myself off to bed, not giving a second thought to the fleece that I had massacred.

You can tell the end of the movie was holding my attention much more than the fleece (beautiful though she is) by the (ahem) slight unevenness of my bobbin. And those over spun parts. And the slightly thicker spots.

But on the bright side, I had been wondering how to spin unevenly like my first few skeins. And now I know. Just add wine.

8 comments:

clothesknit said...

that is actually kinda funny. my friend wants to spin up some really bulky singles to weave a rug and is such a fine spinner she is having troubles. i might have to pass along your secret ;o)

Margene said...

Novelty yarn! I'll remember to only spin while sober when I want a fine yarn. Wonder what a martini would make?

Leigh said...

*giggle* Too funny. Just call it 'designer yarn' and pretend like you intended it to be this way all along. Just be sure to leave out the word "wine."

Teyani said...

so ply it up with a bit of finely spun silk, and you'll have a million dollar novelty yarn :-)
have wine will enjoy!
the color is heavenly.

cheryl said...

Right, varied thicknesses and bobbin-filling aside, I have to say that the colours of that are just stunning. Gotta go find a rag now to wipe the leetle bit o' drool....

Diana said...

Booze and knitting go hand in hand! Love the color, and love the story!

craftydabbler said...

Knitting with just one beer under my belt makes me nervous!

The colors are absolutely gorgeous.

Knotty Grrl said...

now that is a tip worth sharing!