Gravity speaks

I didn’t even drop it from very high…  and I was almost done with the singles for that three-ply yarn I’ve been working on.  Ah, well, I guess that means it’s time for me to jump into the wishlist.  I have now ordered a Bossie (canarywood mini), so we’ll get to see if they’re really little tornadoes.  I just wish I already had it in my itchy fingers.

I haven’t been spinning very much lately, because I’ve sort of been focused on getting some socks done, so it’s kind of ironic that I decided to put a couple of hours into finishing up these singles tonight while I was at the yarn store, hanging out with all of the knitters there.  I was just about to get up and leave when I dropped the spindle.  Argh.

Ah, well.  There are worse things which have happened to me for sure.  And this sort of forced me (please don’t throw me into the briar patch!) into ordering that Bossie, so I guess this is a good thing from a certain point of view.

It’s just… well, this was my first pretty spindle.  I have some sentimental value attached to it just for that, and while I’m fairly sure I could glue it back together, it just won’t be the same.  I think I may glue it back together just so I can have it to look at, but I am fairly sure that its spinning days are over.

Comments (5)

DaveJanuary 30th, 2009 at 10:10 am

Yikes! at the broken whorl, but I love that fibre you’re spinning — gorgeous stuff!

ktb38February 2nd, 2009 at 9:23 am

Oh no! That’s awful!

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derickFebruary 18th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Oh, thanks! I have really enjoyed spinning it. I finished up the singles a little while ago, and I’m ready to ply it into some three-ply stuff. I’m hoping for fingering-weight, but it may end up more of a sport weight. It will end up being socks, no matter what.

See? I eventually reply… :)

derickFebruary 18th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

But! Check out my latest post. It’s all happy now. But it was sad at the time, that’s for sure.

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