So, recently I was shown this video through an author who was, at the time, writing about a wood-carver and how he made drop spindles.
He (the character) grew up in an area where it wasn’t strange to know how to use a drop spindle, and the author provided a link to show what a drop spindle looks like, as well as showing how to use one.
And I think it would be cool.
I have coloured wool from an abandoned arts project I was planning on doing, but couldn’t figure out what I would make a picture of (trust me, it sounds stupid but I don’t want to explain it, if you’re really that curious ask in comments and I’ll explain), and all I would need is a drop spindle.
These things can come cheap, and if it’s the kind of hobby that I want to continue doing but with a better drop spindle, then I can get a better, fancier, more expensive one if I want.
I’ve tried knitting, and don’t have the patience (or apparently the ability to keep the mental how-to in my head long enough to be able) to knit for more than one day.
I admire my friends and family who CAN knit, but it is not for me.
But what if I could make wool?
Then… Then things would be different.
“Cool scarf sis, I believe that’s mine.”
“What? No, I made it, my scarf, I can make you one later.”
“Noooooo…. I got the wool, I made it into yarn, MY SCARF! BWAHAHA! And you thought I was being NICE letting you use my hours and hours of long work!”
So I decided to tell my Mom about this decision of mine, and I explained to her that I wasn’t much into knitting…
We talked about it a bit, and then, in my bid to make sure this sounds like a fantastic idea… I made a booboo. A tiny one.
“Besides, I really can’t take up knitting. If this house has any more yarn in it it’ll explode!”
Oh, the look Mom gave me…
Anyway, I’ll post pictures of what will undoubtedly be knotted and lumpy yarn, and live in hope that these pictures will soon be of regular, non-lumpy/knotted yarn.
(Lexy, If I make enough of it for you to use, I would like any possible future scarf to be mine, but in the time it would take you to make one, I would likely have enough practice and time to make you more, and in your colour of choice. Keep that in mind. :D)