Spinning Me Softly
I spun a bit this week:
Spinning is a challenge. Since I've only been at it less than a week, I'll cut myself some slack and say that, the more I practice, the better I'll get.
A couple of the problems I'm facing: loosening my death grip on the fiber, pulling small enough bits out to spin without fuzziness, and avoiding overtwisting of the fiber.
When I started knitting in November 2004, I had a death grip on my needles and knit so tightly that I once got sock yarn knotted on a pair of Addis so tightly I couldn't even slide it off and had to cut the yarn and frog it (a year later). I dropped stitches, I increased without knowing it, and I was scared shitless of cabling. I think I'll get over my problems with spinning, with time, experience, and knowledge.