December 13, 2011

Merino and Supported Spindle

I have taken up my barely-used supported Russian spindle again.  It's working quite nicely now with combed merino (from Alberta) instead of Shetland.  The merino fibres draft more easily; Shetland fibres grip each other.

I brought it along to the knit and natter.  It was cool.  A man and a woman were in the sandwich shop.  They noticed me spinning and tried to get a better look without drawing attention.  I think they might have been from India or somewhere in Asia where people spin with supported spindles.

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