Tuesday, October 07, 2008

still soggy, much less anxious and thinking about udders


Thanks so much for for all your kind thoughts.

There's good news (well, comparatively good): Graham threw some things in the washing machine this morning, set it going, closed the garage door and then heard the sound of running water. Yes, it seems that our machine has decided to wash floors rather than laundry. (I do clean the fluff filter regularly, but maybe we'd better not mention all that felting I do?) I've left voicemail for a repair man and am now need to handwash some towels (joy).

Life looks so much better today! And Ravelry has come to my rescue again, thanks to the members of the UK Spinners group and, especially, Natalie from The Yarn Yard. I'd been producing very strange yarn, that managed to alternate overspun and drastically underspun sections. Natalie has not only explained to me where I'm going wrong, she's also likened what I was doing to milking a cow then trying to drive the milk back up into the udders. With vivid imagery like I've really realised the whys and wherefores of my errors.

4 comments:

Danielle said...

I'm a bit bemused by the unmilking a cow idea. I really want to see you spin now.

I hope the washing machine gets fixed very soon. No one should have to hand wash towels.

fluffbuff said...

Good luck with the washing machine repairs! I hope that solves the problem.

SusieH said...

Oh, thank GOODNESS! Much easier to fix a machine than a whole residence....

Daisy said...

Oh crikey, my washing machine did that last year, then broke down completely. Six weeks before I was due to move out of the house. My tenant now has a very shiny hardly used new washing machine to use... The unmilking the cow thing made me cross my legs for some reason!!