with a Hardy..
I finally decided to take the handful of cops I'd spun and make a 2 ply yarn from the llama / silk that I bought at Cummington last spring. I started spinning this yarn the evening I bought it on my (also new that day) spindle from Bill Hardy. When it was skeined, I measured 440 yards of lace wt. from the 3 ounces I plied.
It got a good bath, then was hung over the clothes line to blow dry.
While I waited for it to dry, this came in the mail. Oh My!
It used to be that knitting books were, umm.. knitting books. A Fine Fleece from Lisa Lloyd is so much more. It is a coffee table book, a reference and instruction manual, and the patterns... wow! This book is a spinner's dream. Every pattern has been written for use with handspun or a commercial yarn.
50% llama / 50% silk from Barnswallow Farms
440 yards 3 oz.
Spindle: Bill Hardy, olive wood whirl