The Very Fast Flyer
The summer I purchased my Lendrum I ended up taking several spinning classes, a few lace. For some reason I thought I would “need” the very fast flyer. I purchased it and took it to the class, where it sat unused. Then I brought it home and it sat unused. Fast forward two years and I decided to finally get the very fast flyer out to test it out to spin some lace.
After a few spins, I asked myself what the hey was I waiting for? I know you can spin a lace yarn on a regular flyer, but whoa this was a whole new experience. I had to pre-draft, which I don’t normally do, but spinning top was a breeze. It grabbed on and I just flew. I had it set on the lowest speed (26 to 1) and it spun very smooth, just like having the regular flyer on. I did have to have the flyer raised totally up to get the smoothest action by the way. It has kinda a fussy set up, but after I got that down in about two minutes flat, no problem.
I’m figuring I’m spinning about 16 to 18 wpi, which is between fingering and lace. I could probably get it finer, but I think I like this weight. I was thinking this would be for the Beach Glass Shawl, but I will have to wait and see how the variations work out. In my mind when I saw this roving I immediately thought beach. I am doing the longest color runs possible, but it may still be too busy for that shawl, or it may work out in a gradual variations. I’m excited to find out.