I’m a spindle snob: I only want to spin silk. And only Bombyx or Mulberry silk at that. Not Tussah (both are silk but the tussah has often shorter fibres and a different gleam)
I’ve just sat outside, finishing spinning this gold in the sunshine today:
Of course there were cat comments:
oh-oh, she’s coming over to take care of business…
up close there was not much appreciation for my efforts.
Perhaps because by now my spindle was so full that I has started just piling it on, not winding it up in the neat pattern.
So not impressed. I’m doing all kinds of things wrong.
In the end I changed a few things around and this is the last of the golden mulberry silk finished:
I have another one of these “balls”, they’re called “turtles” I think. Next I will ply them together.
Ahh, basking in the sunshine. (the garden cushions are good too. She had to complain a lot before I finally understood. I’m so dense.)