Saturday, May 30, 2015

Trying Again

My replacement connector for my wheel arrived today, along with the other things I'd ordered.

Because I know you can't see what's in all those little baggies, I'll tell you what's in 'em.  The big thing is a Lazy Kate.  It's used for plying singles.  I also ordered some oil, an extra brake band, an extra drive band, and an extra tension spring.  If you're a spinner, you'll know what all that is.  If you aren't, then it won't make sense to you anyway.

 Once I got my new connector connected, I tried spinning again.  I'm still having trouble with the wheel stopping and sometimes even going backwards, but I'm making some progress. I let the tension off a bit, and that helped, but I'm still having issues.  No matter how tightly I hold my yarn, the twist keeps running back into my fiber, making it difficult to draft.

I know, I know, practice, practice, practice, repetition, repetition, repetition.

Hey, it worked in karate. 

I put an empty bobbin onto my flyer and got this much done before I decided I needed to take a break. 

I will work on it some more tomorrow.

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