Back in the Saddle

So as mentioned before, things have been a bit challenging.  I had constant pain every day that I spun, and started to get discouraged.  Then I got sick and didn’t spin for a couple of days.  THEN, on yesterday’s rest day on the Tour, I managed to rip part of my nail up from the nail bed during an unfortunate accident with my desk drawer.  Thankfully, Kevin in our office services group, who was the person closest to the first aid kit, makes a good nurse, and he helped me get patched up without my bleeding all over the darn place. 🙂

So tonight, I’m back in the saddle.  Here’s the Green UK Wensleydale yarn, all finished:

While it’s pretty, I realized I’m pretty dissatisfied by it.  Not through any fault of its own, or even any fault of my own.  I would just like to be able to learn how to control my wheel to the point where I can draft even and fine yarns instead of bulky all the time.  With that goal in mind, I started on some 100% shetland wool top by CosySpins:

Cosette is a full-time fiber artist local to my neighborhood (Squirrel Hill, in Pittsburgh).  I picked this up at one of the I Made It! crafts markets (at the JCC in June).  This fiber has been an absolute joy to work with.  It drafts easily, and I’m finally focusing on my technique with the Traub.  It is finally coming together, and I am finally getting the results I want:

So that’s the update from my participation in Le Tour 2009.  Wish me luck for getting through the rest of it in once piece, eh?

Published by Beth

I currently reside in Pittsburgh, having moved here in May 2008. I live with my husband Fred and life is really awesome. In the past few years I have completely changed my life (and I couldn't do it without support from family and friends). I now work as a writer and editor, and my favorite topics to write about are how to live a more positive life, book reviews, and sharing my crafts. Welcome!

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