All that inclement weather, the past two weeks, kept me looking for indoor projects. One of which, I had been thinking about for a long time. Several years ago I bought a pink quartz 'whorl', thinking I'd make a little spindle with it. If I didn't like the way it spun, I'd turn it into a necklace. Then, a few weeks ago, Cathy sent me a beautiful little spindle with a jasper whorl. That got me moving. I spent some time testing it out, spinning and then Andean plying the singles. I had to look up the instructions for the Andean Ply. Seems like I just can't keep that technique in my head. It is a slick little twisted wrap around your hand that unwraps easily, like a center pull ball if you've executed the wrap correctly. Luckily it worked like a charm after reading and rereading this tutorial. The spindle works great, looks great, and is small enough to keep in my bag. Just in case, you know, I need to sample something. Just. in. case.
Perhaps I'll need it this weekend at the MA S&W. Who knows.