I smile at myself sometimes. Almost 10 years ago I wrote this post about improving my spinning consistency. The skein in the photo isn’t half bad. But I haven’t changed much in 10 years. I still look at every skein I spin and analyze it and figure out how the next one can be better.

Sucky Spinner Endeavors to Improve

The thing is though, there is one way I have changed; I’m not as hard on myself as I used to be. I definitely still want to increase my spinning consistency but I also know that when you spin with more speed you sacrifice some of that consistency and so i often decide at the beginning of a project whether I prefer speed or consistency more. The answer generally has to do with what the yarn will be used for.

A 3 ply sweater yarn can be helped in the plying and the finishing so I’m slightly less careful than I am with a 2 ply yarn I will want to use for a lace project. These are just some of the things I think about before I start spinning for a project and we’re going to have lots of great discussions about that when we begin the Sweater Spin Along in just a couple of weeks!

Also, don’t forget that registration opens on February 1 for the Rhinebeck Retreat. I’m super excited about this tiny retreat! I’ll post the link for registration everywhere on February 1 at 9AM.

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