Now that I am enjoying my spindles as well as the wheel, I decided I wanted a turkish spindle. They are rim weighted, so they spin slower, but forever. And, since they have no hook they are sturdy enough to throw in the bag and go... I hope.
This is my my brand new Ist spindle, made of Brazillian Kingwood and so beautiful. I just want to hold it and stroke it and carry it around with me.
It's not teeny tiny, weighs in at 23 grams and will, I hope, be perfect for sock wool.
My first project on it will be to fractal spin some slightly felted wool I dyed for socks.
Here it is all prepared for spinning. (The colours are super bright, but don't look quite like this).
I have started, just to play, but am going to finish the yarn for my mothers shawl before I dedicate myself to this little beauty.