Finally Getting Some Action

My left hand is still in a brace and will be for the next 3 weeks or so.  My Dr. diagnosed my issue as tendinitis  but I also have arthritis in my thumb … the double whammy!  But he did clear me to craft — for max 30 mins per day — providing I continue to wear the brace (except when sleeping) and take all of the high dosage anti-inflammatory pills he prescribed.  I’ll have to see about that.  With his okay, I got some crafty action; I started this spin during Labor Day weekend while my entire neighborhood was #turnedup for all the weekend celebrations.

Fall Spin

Polwarth apparently needs high twist and I’ve been playing around with treadling and changing the wheel speed to see what works best.  Right now, I’m kinda annoyed that I changed the pulley ratio to the smaller one and am now getting 50 million corkscrews.  But I’m pressing on.  Will work on it some more today.  But in the meantime, I’m just enjoying the ability to spin at my leisure.  Feels great to be crafting again.  😀

I Made It To The Ark!

By perseverance the snail reached the ark.

Charles Spurgeon
This snail finally reached  the ark ….  she made yarn … on Olga.  😀
First Spin
First spin of Tour De Fleece.
Project Details


  • Soft spots.  Three sections drafted apart and now have knots.


  • Pay attention to tension and add more twist to the yarn.

On to the next spin!!!