Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Corriedale Roving into Yarn

I looked for a label or a receipt on this roving but didn't find any, even though I've had it less than a year ~ how hard is it to keep a receipt with the fiber??? Probably bought it for the color as every time I looked at it I thought about recreating it at one of our next dye days, so I put away a bit of the fiber. I'm guessing that it's Corriedale.

Project Notes: August 28th, 2009, begin spinning woolen, trying for a fatter single than my usual. I divided the fiber down the middle and then in half again, spinning two quarters onto each spool and then plying them together. Finished on September 5th, 365 yards in 4.8oz.

One thing I'm learning (which may be obvious to others) is that my finished yarns are lighter than the dyed rovings appear. I've been a little slow in figuring this out. The other thing is how my eye fools me into thinking that one color is dominant ~ in this case the fuchsia. This is not pink. I also thought I would have more light bits.

If all goes well, this will be posted at 9:09am on 090909. hee.


Linda 'K' said...

I'm pretty sure I know why it doesn't have a label when you two ALWAYS label - it fell offa the back of a truck - Linda "K"s truck. I'm pretty sure this was from that day at your house when I offloaded all kindza fiber and those melamine bowls everyone scrambled for and immediately turned them into popcorn bowls. And I'm pretty sure you're right about it being Corriedale.

twinsetellen said...

Whatever it is, it is lovely.

vanessa said...

ok, not to sound like an idiot, but when you spin roving like this woolen, do you fluff it first, or was this one fluffy enough already?

woolen spinning challenged here.

your yarn is drool worthy as always.