Unable to locate my drop spindle, I invested in a new one, procured from the recent Stitches East event that was held in Hartford, CT. I purchased it from the lilivestock.com booth, and the shop owner said she is looking forward to seeing the paper I plan on spinning with it. ((I too, am looking forward to seeing the paper I spin from it! LOL))
|"Acorn" drop spindle ready to go!|
I did practice spinning regular newspaper a little (see my first chapter posting) and I noticed I was more comfortable spinning the make-shift drop spindle "clockwise." This gave me an "S" twist. Since I create the majority of my crochet stitches with the hook in my right hand, this simply won't do. I will need to be careful to spin my "funny" paper counter-clockwise so that I get a "Z" twist, making the paper yarn a wee bit softer once I work it up.
My next step is to ensure I have enough raw material, in this case, the comics from the local newspaper. Thankfully Mr Dee put up a "WANTED" sign at his work in hopes of helping me collect enough. This still puts me well in line with the February 2014 deadline.
- decide between the two patterns which one I'd like to use.
- collect enough comics and then spin them into paper yarn.
- crochet it up.