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Topic: Ugh, ever have one of THOSE spinning days? *vent*  (Read 1164 times)
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« on: March 05, 2011 09:58:45 PM »

Ever have a day where you just want to spin and relax, and the universe is telling you to just put all fiber away and forget about it?

I was all jazzed up to try one of the techniques from Jacey Boggs' DVD.  I grabbed some new merino roving I just ordered.  Now I've spun merino several times before, but this stuff is just crazy slippery and driving me crazy.  So I ditched the idea of trying the new technique (cocoons) and thought I'd just spin the fiber instead.  Even that was a total pain in the a$$.  Just too slippery for me, and I'm too frustrated to mess with it anymore tonight.  I totally hate how the yarn is turning out.

I think I'll throw that fiber into my "spin it later" stash, and just grab some more familiar fiber when I feel brave enough to try some new techniques again.

That's the trouble with watching a video made by someone who makes it look so effortless.  I was all psyched to give it a go, and then just struggled with the slippery new fiber.  Now, I know Jacey Boggs only makes it look effortless because she has spun jillions and jillions of yarns, so I know that's what I need to do too.

Anyway, I imagine a few out there might have similar feelings every now and then.  Grr...
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2011 06:10:30 PM »

you are totally not alone.  Slippery fibers drive me nuts. And short fibers to.  It also drives me nuts when I sit down at my wheel and the phone rings.  I get through that convo, then the spin a yard or two, and have the phone ring.  grrr.  that's about the time I just give up, 'cause I only get 2 hours a night to sit and spin....

« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2011 07:24:23 PM »

I hear ya!  That fiber is going to be put out of sight, along with the partial bobbin.  It's still making me mad.

I think instead of spinning, my next fiber-related project might be to dye some roving.  For me, that's always fun and satisfying.
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2011 09:54:22 AM »

I spent 2 days and a lot of fiber trying to get coreless core spinning to work.... I give up!  Between the frustration of it just not working and the fact me and the kids are sick, hubby is "man sick" and filled with neeeeeeeds every 5 minutes i was ready to go mad.   The sad thing is this it like my 3rd round with coreless over the past year and i still haven't gotten it. 

« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2011 06:43:03 PM »

I spent 2 days and a lot of fiber trying to get coreless core spinning to work.... I give up! 

Have you watched Jazzturtle's video on coreless corespinning? The beginning has a quick bit on auto-wrappping but then she goes into coreless. I haven't tried it yet but she explained it well and watching it really helped me understand how to go about it...I only had vague ideas before about coreless. Her videos are always good and I find them very helpful! http://jazzturtlecreations.blogspot.com/2009/11/how-do-i-do-it-coreless-corespinning.html

Oh, and yes! I have had one of those days...more than one, lol! Either interruptions galore or the fiber not doing what I was hoping for (it's never a user error, I'm sure of it! lol). Ug, those days suck! They're usually the days when you start out really excited to spin or just really wanting/needing to spin for sanity!

« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2011 01:23:46 PM »

Oh, Hippie, man-sick is the worst.  I hope your family's all feeling better by now.

Coreless corespinning?  I've never heard of that!  WMA, I'm gonna have to check out that video link.

I have some pretty heinous experimental yarns this week.  Should be good for a chuckle or two if I decide to post pics.  My gut reaction was to throw them into the garbage, but I suppose I should keep them as a way of documenting my progress as a spinner.

The good news is that I dyed some roving yesterday, and the colors turned out just the way I was imagining them in my head.  Now I just hope I'll manage to spin the fiber well and wind up with a good yarn. 
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