My beginner spinning class started this previous Sunday and it was one of those humbling experiences where I’m very swiftly reminded that when I start something new I’m total crap at it. The trick is reminding myself that if I put in even five or six hours that I’ll be quite a lot better than when I started.
Class was three hours and I put in about three this morning on homework and noodling. I can officially say that I’m better than when I started.
Homework was to sort out two singles out of the pencil roving we were supplied with – a nice easy bit so that we can see just how bad we are at plying.
Left – three bits of pencil roving in light grey / Center – three bits of pencil roving in charcoal / Right – brown mystery yarn supplied by instructor
Once homework was done I noodled around a bit with singles and plying. My singles are still in the category of “total crap” which is made even more apparent by plying. I’m excited for next week when I’m sure Jen will explain how to ply without ending up in a big tangle of yarny bits.
Left – brown mystery yarn from in class practice plied on its self / Center – white merino roving plied on its self / Right – 1 bit of pencil roving in light grey and 1 bit in charcoal spun and plied together
I noticed that the nice white roving was easier to work with than the mystery stuff from class, but that might be due to having a little experience by the time I got to it. It’s not great, but it’s a start.