Here's some progress on my spinning. I've spun two balls of angora thread as fine as I possibly could, and now am in the middle of plying them together with the spindle. I'm not sure how fine this will translate when I'm knitting, but hopefully fine enough. This thread is very uneven though - the bit in the photo looks quite good, but wound on that spindle are all sorts of fat lumpy sections.
I've been looking up on the net how to knit lacey stitches, and have decided to start with a test square of rabbit tracks pattern. If it goes well, I'll try making up a pattern based on that for a singlet. I know this is pretty ambitious for a rather inexperienced knitter like myself, but I reckon I've nothing to lose by giving it a go. If it doesn't work I'll unravel and make something else.
Everyone tells me Angora is far too warm to use it by itself. It should be mixed with something less warm, like wool. But I have yet to meet a garment that is too warm for me, and with our efforts to keep the heater off in winter, and the amount of time I spend outside in the garden on freezing cold days, I am DYING to meet the garment that is too warm. Bring on the Angora socks, the Angora singlet under my top!