Looking Forward

The final day of Knitting & Crochet Blog Week is about looking forward to the year ahead. There are two things I want to do over the next year. One is to keep blogging regularly. I’ve enjoyed Knitting & Crochet Blog Week (thanks, Eskimimi for organising it!) and want to keep doing it as an inspiration to do more photography and writing.

The second thing I want to do in the next year is more spinning. I did a spinning course in 2010 and learnt to spin using a wheel and had a go with a drop spindle. Since then I’ve been busy doing a masters course and moved house and not really had time to think about spinning. Plus, living in a flat is not conducive to spinning – preparing the fleece by washing and carding it can be quite messy and dusty. Recently I’ve been thinking about spinning again and may have had a bit of a wander round the Ashford website. I managed not to buy a spinning wheel – no money or space at the moment for something like that. But perhaps if I get back into practice with the spindle and stick at it for a year (and assuming I’ve got a job then), maybe I’ll think a bit more seriously about getting a spinning wheel…

Plus hopefully the spindle-spinning will get easier (I produced a much thinner and more consistent yarn with a wheel):
Drop Spindle

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2 Responses to Looking Forward

  1. Jen says:

    Believe me , it *will* get easier, and finer gauge too. In fact, you might as well just keep this first ball as a keepsake, it will show how you’ve learned and refined your skill. Knit into a swatch maybe, I wish I did with my first spindle yarn 🙂

  2. rfharrison says:

    Good plan, it’ll be a good incentive to keep practising and getting better 🙂

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