You found me out Amy and Quirky. That's kind of where it comes from for me. While I'm not a physicist by any means (I just follow the rules), I found the name a few years ago in a book. I loved it's connection to this cool cat, and since Cat was already a well used handle, I opted for schrodinger (it all makes sense to me).
Anyway, I really wanted to say thanks to you all for support and advice. I kept sticking at it (just about 15 mins a day) and have now started producing something I'm quite proud of, I posted a picture on my blog
to give an idea. All in less than a week!
It *is* all about rhythm. Amy you hit the nail on the head with the patting your head and rubbing your belly, but since I'm pretty good at that (after practicing as a child - yes, I had no friends), I'm pleased to report that this spinning coming to me pretty well now, keeping the wheel moving is a huge part of keeping it going in the right direction. I also realized that I had the belt on a little too tight, making it very hard to start-up the wheel at times.
Wendy - sorry I was calling you Frida,
I totally brain freezed, thinking about the webring and just assumed you were Frida (which is a very cool name btw).
My next step will be working on 'blocking' my twisty stuff (FINALLY a use for that crockpot gift) and then, gulp, plying. Okay, that's enough from me, got some fish to 'fry'
CAThy - AKA Schrodinger.