24 February, 2011
The hook and my temporary repair job with tape from last June are beginning to fail. I hope they hold out until I finish plying. This is the only spindle I have this length, this large of a hook, this weight. It's useful. I prefer to spin singles with a spindle that's just as long but half the weight; however, when plying the yarn is thicker and I need the larger hook.
If you're wondering, the bone nalbinding needle at left is holding my place so I can pick up the strands in order and not snarl them while plying.
I agree with novelist and theologian Dorothy Sayers' assertion in her article, Why Work, that "God is not served by technical incompetence." I really ought to either get a bottle of wood glue and try to fix the hook properly or commission an experienced craftsman to replace the whole drop spindle.