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Thursday, June 12, 2008

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I think empty toilet paper rolls work well for storing singles. This does NOT make us even for Zuma.

Wind the singles on to dowels as Judy does.
http://smatterings.typepad.com/smatterings/2008/04/spindling-with.html
Then you can ply them off when you're ready.

Dowels are a great idea.

I vote for dowels. If you're going to ply. If not, skein it and wash it. You always have a back up spindle and other fiber. *coughhankiescough* :D Just sayin'.
I do like Carole's idea of a wheel. Bobbins work quite well. You should really come down here to So Cal and I can take you to the Weaver's Cottage. Those ladies will fix you right up/

Oooh! Dowels are a good idea! I'm going to spindle during my 10 mins a day too. I can't spin on my wheel because I hurt my knee. :-(

I cannot comment upon spinning, but commend your commitment.

Bloglines didn't hit this time - even on the feed that was working for me yesterday. Aaaahhhh!

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Ahhhh...Zuma. I've been meditating on the Mighty Zuma of late, getting next to nothing done. Can't get past level 8.

I've been spinning on my kick spindle, making progress, albeit slow progress. I wrap my singles around old medicine bottles in cake form. Not sure if that's what you're supposed to do but it gives me a center pull and makes plying work out okay.

But I'm such a beginner and am probably doing everything wrong anyway.

I can spin 10 minutes a day. Not a spindle, though. I suck at spindle spinning. That is such a good idea. Oh, don't feel bad about the pink from March. It's taken me a year to spin my Puesta del Sol roving from Scout. Excuse me. I need to hang my head in shame.

This is definitely an excellent idea! Perhaps I will follow along without actually "joining up" as I fear with all the things that I have going this summer I may be a miserable failure. At least I know today and tomorrow I'll be doing more than 10 min. :)

I think smatterings judy also uses straws over the dowel too, so when it's all full she can just slide it off the spindle and start a new one.

Great idea! I'm in! Thanks for posting it :-D

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