Thank you all for all the kind words about my new little cousin's sweater. I finally got it in the mail yesterday with instructions to put it on him quick and take a picture before he outgrows it. I've decided I'm going to knit another one that he can wear next year.
I dusted of my wheel yesterday and spun up the wool from Stefania that Norma gave me when we met at Eveready a few weeks ago. What beautiful stuff. I drafted it out twice into a huge cloud of puff next to me and it spun like butta'.
I only have one bobbin for my Woolee Winder so when I don't ply Andean or from a ball, I wind off the singles onto my Majacraft bobbins with my bobbin winder. I got this tip from Felicia who got it from June. I bought the winder from Donald Walker on Ebay and it works beautifully. Much cheaper than the big brands and much cheaper than buying more Woolee Winder bobbins. I was smart about it and had a Babe's Electric Spinner made at the same time so that my Woolee Winder would fit both my Rose and my Electric Spinner. Smart ain't I? I know. I amaze myself sometimes. :-)
So anyway, here's what the set up looks like while I'm transferring the singles from the wheel to the Majacraft bobbin. It takes less than two minutes for a whole bobbin and I'm a rookie so I go slow.
You can almost see the sparkle from the Angelina in this next picture. I'm telling you, this stuff is gorgeous. I can not capture it in a photo. It doesn't help that there's no light in this house.
The finished product. It's a little darker in person. One end of the drafted pile was a little lighter than the other end but it blended beautifully. You can see the single on the photo above is the darker strand. Gorgeous stuff. Trust me.