Friday, May 2, 2008

Bottom Whorl, Score 1

Two spindles, ready to wind off. Despite this poor little bottom whorl's disadvantage of having a pretty bead, it wins for the larger cop category. I have never been one who can deal with big cops, and some would say these look downright sickly, but the bottom whorl definitely lets me pack on a lot more singles while keeping a nice stable spin! :-) And that is a good thing.

Here is the finished yarn, 160 yards, from a polwarth-silk Abby batt. Yes, more lace. For in spring, a young spinner's heart turns to thoughts of lace.....

This was pure spinning pleasure. If you want a smooth even yarn, get your hands on some of Abby's batts. (Spunky Eclectic and The Spinning Loft both carry them now, but they go fast....)
I was privileged enough to watch her card a batt after the class last month, and let me tell you, she is one particular, relentless carder. :-)

1 comment:

Knit and fall back in it said...

OK, I feel ashamed of myself for not learning to use a spindle. If a little girl can do it, surely I should give it a try.