Wool Maker Lane

knitting, spinning and life with alpacas

In a spin

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Two days ago I had three batts ready to be spun.  This evening I have two left.   I spun for an hour yesterday and again this evening for an hour and a half.  It’s lovely to come home after a day at work and take out the wheel.  The wheel that I use is an Ashford Traveller which actually belongs to my mother but since she has developed knee and shoulder problems I have been using it.  I love it as it is so easy to use and to care for.

I find spinning to be a very relaxing and therapeutic activity which can be done in many places.  One of my favourite spots is right in front of the t.v. which keeps me occupied.  The only problem is that nobody will sit with me when I am spinning as I am told that I’m being too noisy!


Mmm.  Looks like it will be a fine day tomorrow!


This is what one batt and two and a half hours can get you.  I shall start a new bobbin tomorrow and when I have three I shall ply the strands together using a Lazy Kate.  There is a function on the Ashford Traveller for plying but I haven’t ever used it… maybe one day I’ll be brave enough.

Author: woolmakerlane

I live in a small cottage in rural Ireland with my family. We care for two lively alpacas and two sedentary cats. I love all things "textile" but particularly knitting aran patterns and spinning my alpaca's wool.

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