This was the email that I received from Emma, from Spunout. I was so excited when I read the email & immediately arranged to pick up the Ladybug.
.... my new spinning wheel ! It actually arrived in a box & took my husband a couple of hours to assemble it. I can't wait to try it.
It's spinning so smoothly & I love it. I have only been spinning for 6 months on my Ashford Traditional which is a great wheel to spin on but not portable. It was a chore to carry it around & loading it in my car when I go out for spinning. So I decided to give myself a treat & bought the Ladybug as it's more portable.
...... look at the little ladybug on the wheel.
As the weather is now cooler, I have been spinning more. I think I am building up a handspun stash as I can't knit fast enough. But I managed to knit this up with one of my earlier handspun on the Ashford, in fact, it's my first handspun that is navajo plyed.
As I have only 200+ yds of handspun merino, I decided to knit a sideway scarf/shawlette so that I can measure the weight as I go. I just increase on one side every 6 rows & also knitted an eyelet row in between increases. After using half of the ball, I started the decreases.
It turned out great & I managed to get a nice length of 80" so that it can go round my neck a couple of times. This is my 1st project knitted out of my own handspun - I am a fiber artist now !