Icarus is now blocked.. I have to say I'm really pleased with the outcome. The shawl is so light and airy and it blocked out way bigger than I thought it would. It's really pretty.. I promise better pictures in the future when I have a day or two off and someone can help with the picture taking. I've have been working every day for just about 2 weeks and although I haven't been working long hours those days I am on my feet the entire time so that when I get home I just want to sit and rest my feet for a bit.
This spindle just arrived in the mail a about a week ago and of course I just couldn't wait to try it. I have never spun on a Turkish spindle before and it's always fun to try something new. This spindle spins at an even pace for quite a while and is very steady. Chez Plum asked me if it spun slow . I wouldn't call it exactly slow but you can only spin as fast as your fingers can't twirl it. I usually use the staff to twirl it and I have tried using the bottom part where it is bigger, but the speed is about the same. If you want speed I don't think its the spindle for you. It's more about the process than the speed with a Turkish spindle. I have to say it's fun to spin with but it does take a bit of patience. I love this roving btw. It's gorgeous to work with. I'm thinking of using it as a single for lace. I still need to work on getting my singles more even. Well I'll have plenty of practice. (^_^)