Saturday, 5 May 2012
Round and Round (as in spinning)
The lovely grey is more Blue Faced Leicester and Merino, both with a bit of nylon, mixed with some black merino. I really bought the first superwash fibres on a whim. However I've rather enjoyed spinning them as they draft nicely and are easy to re-card into batts. I'm on the second bobbin now, so if I can actually get myself to card up the last two batts, sit down and spin, I'll be plying in no time. The problem is that I sat down one day to play with the little support spindle . It's certainly not fast, but it is very enjoyable. Now of course, I'll probably have to unlearn all the mistakes I've picked up in teaching myself to use it. Darned if I was going to let a spinning device sit unused and untried, lest it spend it's days taunting me! I can see now that a slightly shorter spindle might be nice and even a little heavier would work as well. However I do like the tip for spinning off of this one and it's beautifully finished, so has a lovely hand feel when using it.