More Handspun

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 🙂

Clover Merino / Tencel handspunLooks kind of blue-ish in the photo, but it’s really a light, minty green.

3 Responses to “More Handspun”

  1. 1 Meghan 2009 November 10 at 11:59 am

    Wow – love it! You would have totally inspired me to start spinning… that is, if I could drag myself away from the actual knitting long enough!

  2. 2 rosemary 2009 November 10 at 7:23 pm

    Haha, I completely understand. I’m torn between spinning and knitting these days…I really like spinning, but I have pretty holiday gifts to finish! Oh well 🙂

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