Spinning Wheel Blues

So I was given this lovly old spinning wheel which needed a bit of work. I had no problem with that but I paid to have the work done and it look great but as soon as I tried to get it to work at home … no workie.

I take blame because I did not make sure it really worked before I took it home. I think I know what needs to be done. When I try to spin the fly wheel and the spool/bobbin move together and so the yarn does not go on to the spool/bobbin. I need them not to move together.

I have all this roving and wool I want to spin so I need to just stop wanting the spinning wheel to work and just use my drop spindle.

I work on the drop spindle last night and I have found out that I can get about 28 yards of yarn on it. I would prefer to have more yardage but I can work with this. Here is my 28 yards.

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About danigirlknits

Hello, I have always liked hobbies and when I was younger I did a little crocheting (but I hate it) and cross stitch. I love to make jewelry but that did not travel well. So my addition to knitting all started with one class. In this one class I learned how to knit a felted purse and was hooked. I then had the desire to knit socks, from that come hats, scarf and any other project that was portable. Well a couple of years after the first knitting class came my desire to weave and now I have moved up to spinning with a drop spindle. I have come to the conclusion that I am a addict when it comes to all thing to do with roving and yarn. I have two beautiful children, two dogs and two cats.
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