Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Pumpkin Singles and Brown Yarn

My first small skein of 2-ply handspun.

This is the Corriedale roving I purchased when I got my wheel. I was anxious to try plying after I had 2 bobbins with singles on them (neither bobbin was very full). I don't think it's too bad for my first try. I plied up the rest of the brown Corriedale singles over the weekend.

I started spinning some of the Correidale roving I purchased from The Sanguine Gryphon on Sunday evening. My singles are getting better in the consistency department, but I'm still getting a lot of overspinning. Guess I'll just have to keep practicing.

I'm really getting excited for the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival in a few weeks. Last year, was my first year attending and at the time I was only knitting socks. I was overwhelmed by all the colors and fibers and people. This year, I don't expect to buy much sock yarn (my stash is overflowing in that department as it is), but I do expect to fondle and buy lots of roving. Hopefully, this crazy weather we have been having will straighten itself out and we'll get a nice weekend!


Emma said...

Ooh, have fun! The Festival sounds like ever so much fun. Too far away for me though. Hmm, maybe next year!

Jan said...

Oh I love MSW I spend a fortune whenever I get a chance to go. Unfortunately, we always seem to have obligations on that week-end. Pick-up some sock yarn for me!