Statement of the bleeding obvious # 72 Remember you are pathetically weak. This means that it is really important to GREASE your spindle on a regular basis so that spinning does not become heavy and nigh on impossible... So, you must ALWAYS assume that you have forgotten to do this, rather than you have already done it; so that you will manage to remember AT LEAST once a week/every bobbin change which ever comes first! Otherwise, it will be like trying to peddle a really heavy bicycle uphill. So, ask me how I know this? Having worked out the above, I have managed to spin more over the weekend than I have managed in weeks! And started the soya fibre to be plyed with the finished Falklands singles this morning - finally getting somewhere - hooray!!