I bought the wheel which I spoke about in my first post and started spinning almost straightaway - I waited until it had had a little fettle - a bit of beeswax and a little maintenance - and a couple of hours later, I started and I don't think I've really stopped since. I have spun more than 3 miles of yarn of all kinds and thicknesses, from rustic natural coloured jacobs all the way to brightly coloured merino/silk mixes. I've been knitting it up as well. I have some welshblack/tussah silk mix which I spun into about a mile of laceweight 2 ply and am busy knitting up a lace shawl and it's lovely to work with.
I have also updated the site here, with my patterns for the recycled silks and for all the Shetland stuff being now available in French as well as English.
Check out here for an explosion of colour in recycled silks which are now available for sale.
Finally I have bamboo circular knitting needles for sale at £3 for 40/50 cm long and £3.50 for 120 cms long, in sizes from 3.5 to 6mm (including all half sizes), prices include postage and packing. If you want to order needles, go to this page and make your selections. I aim to ship all orders in 24 hours of cleared payment (with Paypal). (Except if you order on a Saturday, when I can't get to the post until Monday!!)