Today I spent the better part of the day at the Eaton County Fair watching Sister Bear and her 4H Group show chickens. It was a long day, let me tell you. Seriously, it was a very long day. Thank goodness I took my Turkish Spindle which I've decided to name Took as in, "Fool of a Took. Throw yourself in next time and rid us of your stupidity" - Gandolf the Gray, Lord of the Rings, J.R. Tolkein.
|Brother Bear and Sister Bear|
I spun for the better part of four hours and only a handful of children asked me what I was doing. Only one adult approached me. They watched and stared and I would offer up what I was doing but it surprised me that so few people asked what I was making because they really didn't know...so I educated them.
After all of the spinning plus the approximately 90 minutes total I spun on it a few days ago, I only have about .79oz on it. Geez, it seems like so much more. I am spinning finer but I have to say that spinning on the Turkish Spindle takes a lot longer than my other Top Whorl Drop Spindles. I know part of it is me getting used to the new spindle. I think the yarn I'm getting is lovely though.