Thursday, April 13, 2006
Raw Fleece and Roving
I got some comments on my last entry and I wanted to hurry and address those comments. First of all I am thrilled that anyone reads this since I am so new at knitting and I don't usually do more than one project at a time. So progress pictures aren't common because it takes me so long! So here is the FREE raw fleece that I got from a fellow spinner, Debbie. I just love how this stuff was so dirty and then when washed was a totally different color! Really was cool to see the difference.
Here is some of the roving that I bought at Mary's last Friday night. It's called Pumpkin and it's 100% Merino. I have never spun this kind of stuff before but I am going to try this weekend. I have come to a point in my sweater where we are going to decrease for the armholes and I have to wait until class on Tuesday to do that. So spinning it is. I have no idea who many hours this will take but once I get the hang of it, I get better and better.
This roving is also 100% Merino and it's called Snap Dragon (like the flower). I can't wait to spin this and see how all the colors entwine together to make a unique yarn. I have no earthly idea what I will do with the stuff but I know it will look lovely whatever it is.
Here is a (dark) picture of my wheel. It's Lendrum. I love it and I bought it from Mary Scott at Serendipity. I have some brown yarn on the wheel.
Here are some hanks that are done. I get carried away when I ply and these babies weigh a lot. I weighed them, put the name of the sheep on the tag, the yardage and the date it was spun so that I would know which roving it started out as.