Well dang, finally got all my knitting done and the gifts distributed for this year (yeah finally)!! So I figured I'd see what was up n all that stuff, Congrats Julie, as one raveler has on her ravatar, welcome to the dark side, we have cookies
. I think you'll do fine with the fidelis, Irish tension isn't as bad or as hard as some would have us think. You'll get the hang of it. The secret is to start it sorta loose and then work your way up. And yep you most certainly can spin sock yarn on those. I do on mine all the time and I only have ONE ratio.
I think my ratio on my wheel is 6:1. When I spin lace weight or fingering weight it just means I get more exercise.
It's all in the tension, the more tension the less time you have for twist to travel, good for heavier weights of singles. The looser your tension the more time you have to add twist, therefore good for finer weights of singles. Yeah you'll have to peddle LONGER but Not faster.
Guess I'll post some pics of some of my latest creations from my handspun. I do have some sox on my needles of my handspun. Here they are (or at least some of em)
First pic. left to right,
sox from Rio deLaPlata yarn (yeah yeah, I know)
red scarf for my sis, red superwash
ear flap hat, manly colors of merino, alpaca
cream brown cabled hat, from a layer cake batt of , alpaca, shetland, CVM, Rambouillet, and a dark finewool
Next pic is of my mom n dads scarves,
golden one (ya'll remember this yarn don't cha?), half spun on my spindle, half spun on on the wheel, lace weight singles, superwash
dark blue, superwash singles, worsted weight
2 scarves, The green one is merino, the rainbowish one is merino/silk both from JulieSpins etsy shop.
Hope that all ya'll are doin fine and that everyone is having lovely holidays.
Luvs ya kids!!