Weight: 26 g / 7/8 oz
Length: 9" Shaft 2 1/2" Whorl
Style: Top Whorl
This week I spun 35 yards of alpaca/bamboo/milk and a bit of sparkle from Alpaca Fibre Solutions (lovely fibre!). It was a great choice to sample with this spindle because I wanted a thin laceweight yarn and the with the fibre and this lightweight spindle combined it was a breeze to spin. (It doesn't hurt that the fibre colour suited the spindle as well)
One aspect of this spindle I'm not happy with is the lack of a notch. Some of her spindles use different shapes with create their own "notches" but because the resin is a shiny surface, I find if I don't wrap my yarn around the hook several times, it slips around and drops to the floor.
The hook is also a bit of a downfall. It's very open and it seems like the curve is too large.
Luckily, much of the cons of this spindle will be washed away when I tell you the price .....
That's right, pretty darn inexpensive.
This spindle doesn't have a particularly long spin time but the whorl isn't rim weighted. You can maximize yardage and spin beautiful laceweight yarn with this spindle. I am very happy with my sample and plan on using this spindle in a larger project.
Spinatude spindles are all one of a kind and she seems to have a spindle to suit everybody. As her slogan says, "Add Some Attitude to your Spinning". If you watch her shop updates you will surely find one (or more) that you can't live without.
Length of spin: 22.0 seconds (average of three tests)
Fibre storage ability: good
Overall Rating: 7/10