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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Is there a Black Hole in Spinning?

I know there are knitting Black Holes, where you knit and knit and knit and you measure your work and it's the same size as when it started. Are there spinning Black Holes? I spun for over an hour yesterday and I still have this puff of fiber to go. I could see the singles building up on the bobbin because I had to move the sliding hook thing (Majacrafts don't have stationary hooks, they have little moveable clip thingys - you can see it on the top flyer arm in the picture), but the fiber clump didn't seem to be getting any smaller. I went through several color changes in the singles, which would imply that I was getting somewhere along the roving, but I just can't tell when I look at the fiber I have left to spin.

It might take me all day to get through this, but I'm finishing bobbin 3 today!



Blogger CraftNinja said...

There's definitely a black hole in spinning, and I'm in it too!!

8:56 AM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

Yes. There are spinning black holes. There is also spinning that breaks the laws of physics. I weighed my fiber to get it somewhere close to even for plying--but once spun, the second bobbin looked like it had twice as much as the first bobbin. However, I went ahead and plied, and really just had a little left over. I can't explain it, other than it's one of those mysteries of spinning.

9:00 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

YES! I've spun 3+ bobbins from my bag of roving. And it still looks just as full.

10:29 AM  
Blogger Connie Peterson said...

It's that fine stuff .... I'm forcing myself to spin fat stuff for the Tour and it doesn't take long at all. Sister Candy is doing fine and she's complaining about how little she is getting done. Keep going! You WILL finish (someday).

11:55 AM  

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