Wednesday, 4 July 2007
I just couldn't wait!
Showing off the joys that I brought back from Woolfest may take some time... My first exhibit is the debut of pencil roving from the Yarn Yard The lovely thing about this roving, apart from it being beautifully soft is that it is sold in 100g skeins of hand paint with a choice of corresponding semi solids. The idea is to ply the painted yarn against the solid to get a more predictable stripe than working with hand paint alone. You may notice that the lilac hand paint roving skein is a little, ahem, short. Note first the gorgeous little mini niddy noddy that also followed me home by the way....
The reason for this shortage is predictable. Despite the fact that I arrived home late on Sunday evening, did I do my unpacking and start the washing machine - did I heck. I removed whatever I was spinning from the wheel, grabbed a spare bobbin and got spinning! It is much softer and easier to draft than the previous pencil roving that I have tried. I am breaking it into sections and just easing the fibres apart before spinning it and it seems to be working well. I can't wait to spin the semi solid and see how it looks plied.