I haven’t spun in months – I just get home too late during the week, and the weekends have been busy (not to mention that shawl project). So when I sat down yesterday to spin, I think it was the first time since early November. It took me a few minutes to get back into a steady pace, but I finally did. I installed the WooLee Winder on my Lendrum….and I love it.
The tension is a bit different with the WW, but once I fiddled and found the right tension, it was great. I don’t know if it was just that I was having fun spinning, or the WW makes it faster, but I actually spun and plied 4 ozs in a few hours!
Isn’t that nice? Usually my bobbins are pretty lumpy, so its really nice to have something so even.
Plying was fine on it – I don’t think I’d get a huge amount on one bobbin like I can with the Lendrum plying head, but its good for smaller amounts.
This is 110 yds of worsted/heavy worsted. The roving was from Spunky Eclectic, and the colorway was Leaf Peep (the September fiber from the fiber of the month club). I think I am going to make a pair of fingerless gloves with it. I’m pretty pleased with this because its also the first time I got close to what I intended – I wanted to spin worsted weight (lately I’ve only been able to spin fingering). I also plied this from a center pull ball – a first for me. Bit of a pain, but I didn’t want to spin such a small amount on two bobbins. Finally I’ve never spun, plied, and washed yarn all in one day.
I love the WooLee Winder – and I’m so glad that Larry got it for me for Christmas. I feel so motivated now to start blowing through the stash and spin all of it up! I may do that this afternoon, and this weekend. I need to finish plying up the sock yarn for Cieara, but then I’m going to start another spinning project.