This weekend the Christmas decorations go up, which means my spinning wheel comes down. To make room for the tree it has to be packed away upstairs. Well, I say packed away, it just gets moved, but it is less likely to be used up there.
I decided to spend a little time spinning this week to make the most of it. I had this lovely humbug bluefaced leicester top from Fibre East. So soft and pretty.
It spun beautifully. It is easy to see why this ia a good fibre for beginners, it was an easy spin, coming out as a fairly fine single.
I handy plied it (two ply using two ends of one single), similar to andean plying but easier. Giving me 100g of beautifully soft tweedy yarn. I have not checked the wraps per inch but it is probably about sport weight.
I would like to make a sweater quantity using this fibre, a plan for next year perhaps.