This evening I finally brought my Orkney wheel downstairs and spun for the first time in months. Why didn’t I do this before???
For those who haven’t seen her, here she is:
Although she has been idle for months, she started up sweet as a nut, and I was spinning a fine thread without even having to adjust the tension.
I am spinning a llama/alpaca batt in purple, lilac and navy, sent to me by my Terrier Twin from the AngelScot group. Don’t ask me who they are, because I don’t know! They have managed to keep it a secret…
The batt is very soft, and beautifully carded, with long parallel fibres. My first idea, before starting, was that I wanted to make a very light weight shrug/shawl – and this will certainly do that. It is spinning up very fine no problem. A real joy to spin.
Now I just need more time….!!