Back in the spring, I entered Shiela’s competition on the Handspinner website to create a blossom themed project. My hat was selected by the judge as a winner and the voucher I was given has been burning a hole in my pocket for a couple of months.
Now, I love my Ladybug wheel dearly, but have never been too happy trying to ply multiple singles from the inbuilt lazy kate. I tried a four ply. Once was enough… So, I decided to use my voucher to buy an Ashford Competition Lazy Kate.
I’ve only used it once, but what a difference it makes!
I had been working on spinning a consistently fine yarn. About a year ago a group of us on Ravelry were trying to spin 800 yards of two ply from 100g of fibre. I had been spinning for about six months back then and got to about 500 yards and was pretty chuffed with that 🙂 I didn’t start spinning this fibre with a goal in mind, but I ended up with around 550 yards of three ply – so that’s 1650 yards of singles and if I’d made two ply I’d have got just over the magic 800 yards.
The fibre is Whisper from World of Wool – £3.50 for 100g: