Malia of The Yarnraising Podcast is hosting a New to You Spin-Along so I thought I would gather some lovely fibre and get to know my spindle a little better.
I picked out the gorgeous hand pulled gradient roving I bought from Hilltop Cloud at Fibre East, yes, partly because it matched my spindle, (tell me I'm not the only one who does that?!) and got going!
I am really enjoying spinning on this spindle, but am finding it a lot slower than the drop spindles which I am used to. This may be because I get a little fixated by winding the singles on really slowly and neatly as it just looks so pretty!
I really enjoy packing a lot on a spindle and am finding that this one does not share this passion. I heard a very interesting bit of info when I was listening to the Knitmore Girls Podcast to this effect, according to Jenkins your spindle will work best with fibre weighing up to 3/4 of the spindles weight, any more than that and it can cause the wobbles! I'm still going to learn the hard way though and try and pack on as much singles as possible. Wish me luck :)
Have you tried anything new lately?
I'm joining in with the Spinning Show and Tell on Crafts from the Cwtch again this week so click the link for more spinning related loveliness.
P.S. Have you heard about the SAL/KAL being hosted by A Yarn Loving Mama which started on Monday, links to the details are here. I'll tell you about what I'm spinning for it next week :)