Sunday, May 24, 2009

I must share Nancy Today with you.

I've been keeping her to myself for a while, but it's time to come clean.

She has over 100 YouTube videos, each one better than the last. I can't really pick a favorite, so I'll post a couple that are relevant to my interests. I think you could safety use these videos as instructions on how *not* to spin, and how *not* to card. However, use them as guidelines on how to live your life with joy and abandon.

I'll tell you what, Nancy knows how to make things work. Not well; but they WILL work. She doesn't seem to stop for instructions, she just dives on in.

I think that I'm on my way to being Nancy Today. I'd like to apologize in advance for all the trouble I'm going to cause you.

There are several other parts to the spinning video, but you really get her whole spinning technique in the first few seconds. I love how confidently she makes the wrong adjustment to the wheel over and over again, while saying that she doesn't have a clue what's she's doing. Evenutally she gives up on that and turns the wheel by hand (though she keeps treadling).. I have changed my mind; do try to watch spinning 2 and spinning 3.

Please note. If your vintage drumcarder sounds like this it means that you need to immediately adjust the drums. Nancy's carding teeth are intermeshing, which is never good. Her drumcarder is old and not too fine, but it would do a perfectly good job of carding if used correctly. However, for her use, she's coming up with exactly the product she needs to felt onto soap.

Try not to miss the one where she goes to the dump to get fleece. Or even the one where she felts the soap so well that there is actually no soap left. If you need a little marriage councelling, Nancy covers that as well, but not at the dump.


Bessthespinner said...

Oh my gosh. This is agony.

Domie's Mom said...

You made my night! No Really! I can't stop laughing. (Not that I am so much better mind you)She is awesome. Thank you Annie:):)

Anonymous said...

LOL. I needed this! You made my night! LOL. I can't believe I do this, but I do. Thanks for being gentle with my large imperfections!