I spun the first single on the spinning wheel last night. It was very satisfying work, even though the wool is too dry and keeps snagging itself in large chunks at times, and the bobbin keeps jumping onto a bit closest to “me” where it won’t spin freely. I think we’ll get there.

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I only have one bobbin, so I have to wind this onto an empty kitchen towel roll, then spin the second half (50g per bit), and then ply them together. I’ve also gotten a bunch of wool from my friend to experiment with. Sometimes I wonder if I DO have too many hobbies!

Now I’ve written a letter to my neighbor, telling him how everything’s progressed. I’m going to bake some cookies to add in a box with the letter, as an extra thank you. So… off to bake!