I just finished washing & drying my second batch of handspun. I used the “clover” colored merino / tencel roving I purchased at the Orange, VA Fiber Festival from The Drafting Zone. Boy, what a different experience from those “sheep tails” – this stuff drafted like butta! I spun it kind of thickly (probably Aran, though I haven’t checked the WPI) and got 70 yards from the 8 oz I started with. Holy cow, it takes a lot of roving to make a garment! Fortunately, I bought plenty of roving in colors and fibers that coordinate well together; my plan is to spin everything up and mix & match to make a…well, I haven’t exactly decided what yet 🙂
Looks kind of blue-ish in the photo, but it’s really a light, minty green.