very. no pictures even.
i couldn’t make ash spin anything at all yesterday and got so frustrated i felt like i was going to have a coronary. either it disappeared up the pipe or just fell apart when i tried to pull it back out, and it was the same nz mixed top i did so well with last week. and then, regarding that, i’d asked a simple question on one of the ravelry forums and got back such insultingly condescending, idiotic ‘answers”—to the effect of who did i think i was, anyway?-- that i swore i would never do THAT again. so now i have nowhere to go. spinning was a total bust..
so today i tried some stripping of bonnie and got a bit more started. it’s looking increasingly like i’m just going to oil this wheel as the wood and its and subsequent depravations are too good to lose. then i managed to lose the 150 year old norwegian hand wrought hardware i’d been soaking in wd40 for a week. i simply have no idea where i put it this morning when i took it out of the dish. i even went through the garbage i already had taken out to the dumpster and then this evening, in total desperation, brought back in today’s three bags, back to the porch (in a bigger bag) just in case i’d somehow missed it. i have no idea where i could have put it. but i figure if i don’t get rid of the garbage, at least it can’t go anywhere right?
a VEry fRUSTRAting weekend. at least i got the leftover bit of leather in the rear maiden out. had to gouge out the peg that was holding it in, with a nail, and it didn’t help the surrounding wood,which already looked somewhat disintegrated. started a triangular shawl from the bits of spinning i’ve done before. it looks like crap of course, but i figure i’ll just keep making it until it doesn’t look like crap. it even got so bad yesterday i briefly posted on ravelry somewhere that i quit. but i don’t quit, of course. i’m hoping that several weeks on my own in brigadoon will get something happening—maybe martha will be in town and i can buy an hour of spinning lesson with her, and that will help. something has to.