I am finally getting around to the Shetland I bought at the NY Sheep and Wool festival last October. I bought quite a bit of carded fiber. I've spun Shetland before but it was prepared as a roving which came with it's own challenges. This carded fiber I have now also is not the easiest to spin as it has quite a bit of grip to itself. Very important to find the right direction for drafting! After a few tests I've decided to go with a relatively thin single and 3-ply it. That will help even out the yarn as the testy drafting causes some inconsistency in my single.
It really feels nice to sit at the spinning wheel again. Yesterday morning I put on Bach's Suites for solo Cello and spun away. Gawd, it was relaxing. That's a picture of my little Kromski Mazurka above, I love her. She whispers to me as I sit spinning, waiting for my prince to come along. The picture below is a close up of the Shetland.