Hello! We are back in the Netherlands! We are well, and moderately happy and our house, (thanks for 48 hours of hard work) is back to its the moderately-clean state that it was in a month ago. In the past month, many things have changed. The most important of the changes is my passion.
A month ago I was into sewing, but I then got into knitting, and shortly afterwards I got into spinning, a frenzy which I have never yet been in. Thanks to some very kind ladies in a small town near the boundary waters, I am now a spin-a-holic.
However, the road to tolerable-competency has been fraught with road blocks that I didn't see coming. But I journeyed on, and now I am delighted to pass on some practical advice to the large population of 12 year-olds that desire to learn how to spin.
Tip #1. It really is a great idea to spin in only one direction.
Trust me, I discovered the hard way that if you spin one direction, then switch direction, the wool will take once again the shape of a blob.
Tip #2. Puggle hair really isn't that great for spinning.
It is too short, and it annoys your dog when you shave it off him.
Tip #3. There isn't much of a market for 1 foot of puggle-yarn.
I've tried and failed to sell it.
My fellow American, 12-year-old, knitter, sewer, crocheter, weirdo, spinners, you aren't alone!
Note to Aunt Kristi:
I heard that Newfoundland fur is great for spinning...