A little while ago I won a spindle in Wanda's birthday draw, and it arrived a couple of days after I got back from holiday in Japan, which was pretty much a wool-free zone, silk, rayon, bamboo, but no wool. And as for knitting socks.....it provoked much observation on the Shinkansen, partly because I was knitting socks and partly, I think, because the Japanese knit in the continental way with the yarn held in the left hand).
A N Y W A Y .
The weekend whirls has done it again. Before I would have felt guilty that I wasn't using it right away, but this time I set it aside and admired it, and stroked it's smooth curves (is there spindle pron?), and waited until the weekend.
Stupid blogger won't let me upload the image, but I have successfully spun a tiny mini-muffin. I've also realised that I use a spindle differently to Wanda suggests. I am right handed, but I hold the pencil roving in my right hand and spin the spindle with my left, and it's my left hand which slides up the fibre as it twists.
I'll try an image in another post.... grrrrr.