Sunday, November 20, 2011

Inspiration knows no time

I have bouts of inspiration, energy and motivation at the most inopportune times.  I always get these bouts when I'm on the way out the door for whatever appointment I have, or in the middle of the night such as this particular episode...

It is now 3:07am and I've just been spinning plarn on a make-shift spindle (note to self, take pics for posting) because I was trying out the new plarn, but it's a bit hard to tell where you're at when it's doubled over.  I then had the idea of spinning it kind of like you spin yarn on a spindle.  But how to do that?  Well, I decided to look up plarn again and see if anyone had any ideas on that.  Yes, they did!  (gee, what a surprise... not!  I swear, you can find anything on the internet these days.  I remember when you actually had to go to the library to look up stuff, but I digress...)

So, I found a few people who had the same idea of spinning plarn and one used a Navajo Spindle.  Well, she said it costs about $25 bucks, but it looks like a dow stick with a round doohickey on it to hold the ball of plarn... quite simple, really.  So, to save a few pennies (the wallet's tight these days) I'm going to see about making one.  I already have a dow stick around here somewhere... then I'll just have to figure out what to use for the doohickey (yes, I'm sure that's the technical term for it :-P)

In the meantime, I'm using a pen with a clip on it to help hold the plarn.  It's working out quite well, actually. 

I've also come across a different way of making the plarn, which might even be a bit easier, so I'll try that as well and let you all know how each one turns out.

Stay tuned....


  1. I had to google plarn. How clever! I think I need a project, and yes please, post pics. :)

  2. Thanks for stopping by. As you have requested, I will post pics of what I have so far. Hope you enjoy!


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