I Spin A Bit
I have a long term spinning project going on the Schacht, and I am a little tired of it.
So a week or so ago I got out the Roberta, set it on the footstool and cranked up the speed and spun this 4 ozs. of roving that I got at Greencastle Fiber Fair some years ago.
Then it sat on the Skeinwinder for a long time because it needed to be tightened up. This involved loosening the lock screw, turning a nut about 1/4 inch, and re-tightening the screw.
The Whole operation took 2 minutes, including walking over to the drawer and getting out the screwdriver. So will someone explain why it took weeks for me to do it?
Then putting the skein on the swift and re-skeining it took only a bit longer, so under 10 minutes for the whole thing. Such a big deal!
I do this sort of thing more often than I should, I need to do something, I sit and brood about it for a lot longer than it would take to just get up and do it. It spoils my enjoyment of whatever I am doing while I am brooding, and makes me feel foolish once I finally go do whatever it is.
I am leaving here on Tuesday, driving my mom to Va Beach, to have Thanksgiving at my brother's. Mom says that Bryan (brother) doesn't like me knitting, that I should be visiting, so she has ask me not to knit at his house. The compromise is that I will leave the knitting in the car, so I hope it is not too cold in Little Creek, right on the bay, because I expect I will spend a good deal of time sitting in the car. I hate parties, I am deaf, the brothers will have the TV on full blast on some sports event, and they will be shouting over it. I won't be able to hear anything if someone does talk to me, and the noise and trying to hear will make me a nervous wreck, so off to the car to calm back down. Oh well it is just one afternoon. But I am already getting anxious about it. Good thing that no one in my family reads this.
Back home on the 26th, so I will be in Louisville on the 27th for Odd Tuesday. Oh, and a dental appointment.