What’s the appeal of spinning?
If you’re not willing to throw down and buy a wheel, is drop-spindling the way to go?
Jane contends, “Not unless you have “Go, go gadget” arms!”
Things Jane Has Learned:
1) Big bobbin = big yarn. Small bobbin = small yarn
2) “Orifice” and “Orifice Hook” are funny words. Unintentional funniness: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F40VJEqOn5o
3) Spin Clockwise, Ply Counterclockwise – something about counterbalance
4) Wait 24 hours before plying – something about settling
5) The yarn will want to twist up on itself, but this can be worked out.
6) Tension is important. Tension creates suck, in a good way. DIY “Truck Nuts” will suffice if you don’t want to buy this.
7) Dog is gross.
Ravelympics are July 27th – August 12th
We Knit Funny – The Lunatic Fringe
Rules are meant to be broken…
- Have fun! This is supposed to be a challenge, but it shouldn’t be a drag.
- Make something without buying anything.
- No rewards other than the boisterous camaraderie and support of fellow Lunatics. “A job well-done is its own reward.”
- Use official Ravelympics tags if you want your project to be eligible for a Ravelry-issued medal.
- Tag your projects with “lunaticfringe” and share them with the Ravelry group if you want to be cheered on by your fellow Lunatics.
- Theme song: Neil Young’s “Like A Hurricane”
- Somebody better knit some spats!
Events a Lunatic might enjoy…
Frogging Trampoline (eventfrog)
Single Skein Sprint (eventoneskein)
Synchronized Stash Busting (eventstash)
WIPs Wrestling (eventwips)
Rebecca, Sara, Valerie, Carol, Sharon & Kelly – Thanks for commenting at http://www.knitfunny.com!
iauthor, Carolyn, Justine, Knitterpixie, jovolsfan71, MaidenAunt2, bgcyclist & Jeni, Max & James in the UK & JuJu-Miazoe in Canada – Thanks for your reviews in iTunes!
Outro Leo J & the Melee – Carnival