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the latest obsession
In my latest efforts to spin ever finer, I finally found a use for the teensy stone donut spindle I bought at the Colonial Spinning Bee last year.  It works great as a supported spindle to spin the finest yarn I've ever made.  It's still heavier than sewing thread when plied, but it's finer than the orange embroidery thread I posted last week!  I don't know the WPI (whenever I type that and look at it, I keep thinking I should be talking about Worcester Polytechnic Institute), but it's almost frog hair.  Sort of a frog dreadlock.  cue mental cartoon image of Rasta frog with spliff hanging out of the corner of his mouth... cute!

But I digress.  Wanna see a picture?

That's a Pilot Razor Point pen next to it, for scale.  If this spindle were a writing utensil, it would be a very comfortable weight (unlike Cross pens and pencils, which I find too heavy to use).

i feel: silly silly

6 trips or shoot the rapids
emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: July 7th, 2004 02:56 pm (UTC) (base camp)
What a CUTE little spindle.
sandthistle From: sandthistle Date: July 7th, 2004 08:45 pm (UTC) (base camp)
A goldstone spindle! LOVE it! :)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 7th, 2004 10:53 pm (UTC) (base camp)
cue perky cheerleader voice


</i>/perky cheerleader voice</i>

(That's seriously why I bought it, though...)
sandthistle From: sandthistle Date: July 8th, 2004 10:58 am (UTC) (base camp)
*turns handspring*

*reaches for rice cake*
goingdriftless From: goingdriftless Date: July 7th, 2004 09:29 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Adorable! It almost makes me want to learn to spin... Well... I really do want to learn. But... NO MORE HOBBIES... at least for a while... till I get the rest of my life under control!
friscokitty From: friscokitty Date: July 8th, 2004 08:33 am (UTC) (base camp)
That is very cool. I haven't tackled spinning myself at this point...between the stained glass, scroll illuminating and pending sewing machine purchase (not to mention band camp starting in August!) I'm a bit hesitant about taking on anything else as a hobby. However I'm enjoying living vicariously through yours. :D
6 trips or shoot the rapids