Spin Long and Prosper

Crafty Andy's picture

This is a Batt from Dersert Garden Farms that a friend gifted me. I am about 70% done or more to the point spinning long and prospering. After this I will be plying the yarn. I am trying to get as close to fingering weight as possible, we shall see what happens.
CraftyAndySpins (5)
One of the biggest helpos is the great drop spindle. It really spins nicely and is well balanced. I am sure I can spin the whole batt and wrap it on this little toy.
CraftyAndySpins (4)
There are differnet ways to draft, but I am usually drafting as I go, is a lot faster.
CraftyAndySpins (3)
One thing is for sure, once you are focused on doing this resistance is futile. Spin Long and Prosper.


mmm...fibre...what better

mmm...fibre...what better addiction can there be? Maybe I should not have asked that...

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Congrats, Andy. That is a

Congrats, Andy. That is a beautiful spindle. I used my Turkish delight at an open spinning night a few weeks ago and all the participants were amazed and envious. Especially when I showed them the center pull ball of yarn it creates. Other than that beauty, I have always had a fondness for top whorls. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

PieintheSky88's picture

I would love to learn to

I would love to learn to spin... all you spinners are so talented!

*All an actor has is their blind faith that they are who they say they are today in any scene.*
~Meryl Streep

MMario's picture

Ditto - which is why I avoid

Ditto - which is why I avoid touching spindles or wheels, try not to touch pelts, fiber, batts, roving or rollags or even LOOK at them.

I do NOT need another fiber addiction.


Kilted Knitter's picture

You do drop spindle

You do drop spindle spinning? I have tried this but very clumsy. Should try again. Love the spindle you show in the picture.