ETA: I just got an email from my good friend, Kim. Her daughter’s fiance went hiking this weekend in Franconia Notch and he is missing. She is asking for our prayers that he be found safe and sound. I know you’ll all do what you can to honor her request. Thanks.
My love for spinning is constant but my actual spinning time comes in spurts. I’ll go for weeks and hardly spin at all and then I’ll spin like a mad woman for days and days. The longer I go without spinning, though, the more I yearn for it. So, Saturday afternoon when I found myself with some free time, I sat down to spin. However, I quickly ran out of pre-drafted fiber. Damn. I find drafting to be rather boring and I don’t like having to stop and draft while I’m spinning because I feel like it interrupts my rhythm. What I like to do is pre-draft my fiber so that it’s all ready to go when I have the desire and time to spin.
So, I parked myself on the couch and proceeded to draft a whole bunch of this alpaca/wool/silk blend from Indigo Moon Farm. I started by pulling off lengths of roving about 12-15 inches long. I piled these up in my lap and boy did they warm me up!
Then I took each piece of roving and pulled it apart so that it would be ready to spin. Once it was drafted evenly I wound it up into a nice little ball of fluff. These were piled in my basket, one by one.
The time passed quickly as I had my feet up and was watching a women’s college basketball game at the same time.
Before I knew it, my fiber was drafted and my basket was full and I still had time to spin for a while. Even better, though, is that next time I want to spin, my fiber is ready.