I finally used the Kiev 88 again. I bought an extra cassette too though for this excursion I didn’t use it.
I went for a local walk after work. It was a short walk, specifically to use this camera. I reread my previous post about the camera and reminded myself of the issues I had. It helped. I wound the cassette to the first shot and cocked the shutter before attaching the cassette to the body. The light was rapidly fading, but as there are only 12 shots I managed to finish in time and developed the film when I returned home.
I was getting ready to sell this camera, now I am not so sure. Oh Beastie, you are a fickle friend.