While at Knitstock (pictures here and here) I loaded up an empty bobbin and started my alpaca/merino/silk blend "Tamarack and Spruce" roving from Susan's Spinning Bunny, but look whats happening.
I can't figure it out. I don't realize its happening until I move to the next hook (I can't see my bobbin as I spin)
Here is my tension set up. I had it looped the opposite way at first, but I was having SERIOUS problems with it taking up fiber, especially as I plied, so I reversed it. Oh, and my wheel is making all sorts of nasty sounds as I spin. I've oiled it.. but the sound never goes away. At first only one bobbin made the annoying sound. Now all of them do. Frustraing!
Calling all spinners.. any ideas?
Update at 1:30PM.. I talked with Susan via email and I think we found the fix. I ended up removing 2 inches from my drive band (I use Susan's poly drive bands.. easy and quick modification) And the noise, I think, was being caused by a slightly loose screw. I'm not sure how my band could have stretched THAT much though. So even though I seem to have a fix, I'm still a little stumped as to how it happened.
Anyway.. THAT is customer service. A reply to my email almost immediately, with an offer to replace the little bit of merino/alpaca/silk roving that was junked because of the drive band (and so unnecessary!) Susan..if you read this.. THANK YOU!
And spinners..(NAYY, except for my wonderful experiences thus far) this alpaca/merino/silk is lucious. Much easier to spin than I anticipated, and Susan's colorways are lovely (I'm partial to the Roses For You colorway, and dying to try Clematis, one of her newbies) Check her out!