I was asked on tumblr by a spinner would I now give up spinning on a spindle now that I have a wheel.
Yeah, not really. I love the beauty of spindles and the fact that they are ultra-portable. Just look at that spindle up there. That is an Enid Ashcroft Tibetan spindle in African Padauk that I ordered from her etsy shop before the holidays. It spins in that bowl like it’s on ice! How can you not spin on that? And just look at how pretty it is. Lovely.
I can’t part with the spindles I’ve collected. There’s nothing like twirling one and making your very own yarn with your very own two hands some fluff and some twist. How in the world is that even happening? It’s bananas. Add to that the fact that fooling around with the spindle makes learning the wheel so much easier and I know I won’t stop.
That said, the wheel has moved in, made herself comfortable and is now a permanent part of the family. Never going to give that up either. It’s just a force of nature.
In short, I enjoy the entire process. I actually prayed today that there would be spinning in heaven. It’s that serious.