As I ALWAYS have too many plastic bags cluttering up my house (even though I try try to keep them organized) so it was time yet again to make some more plarn. This time though, after perusing the internets and Pinterest, I decided that I wanted to make it stronger by twisting it! I had found some pretty inventive ways of doing this. Like this video here of a gal using her sewing machine to spin plarn (neat idea, right?!)
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I also researched making my own drop spindle (which there are some pretty good resources here on Pinterest for that) but then decided to get something cost effective that I didn’t have to make off of Amazon. I ended up getting a Lacis Drop Spindle and think it’s great for a beginner! Now, knowing pretty much nothing really about spinning and anything it entails, I probably would now look for one with a hook on the end for the yarn, but a half hitch knot is actually pretty quick to tie onto the little notch on the end of mine, so it’s not that bad once you get used to it!
I really love that my little just likes to do whatever Mama’s doing. So it’s fun to teach her about all this stuff as I’m learning it. She was on the couch handing me plarn strips to attach earlier this morning. 😍
Here’s a little video of this in action!
The only thing I dislike is when the spindle gets full and I unload it and wrap it into a ball, I don’t want to break the string! I want to keep going! #SpinningProblems perhaps?? Well, you can trust that my wheels are turning over here on this matter, so I’ll have to get back to you on that! 😉 I can’t wait to make a bag when I’m done spinning up my stock of bags. I may knit it, or I may crochet!! Which would you like to see?
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Ta-ta for now!!
You can check out my plarn board on Pinterest ↓ or my post here for what to do with your plarn!