I enjoyed spinning with the Noro Rainbow Roll, so much so that I decided to buy some real roving. I chose a luxury mix of 70% wool, 30% silk. I wanted to ensure that my first experience of spinning actual roving would be a happy one. I bought 4 oz (113.4 gms) of fiber. Initially I was going for a DK weight, but I ended up spinning what amounts to a bulky weight yarn.
It was more challenging than the Rainbow Roll, because I had to draft the roving myself and control the width of the draft all the way through. It was a challenge to get an even thickness, and I’m still learning how to achieve that, but hey, it’s handspun and that’s the beauty of it. Still, I liked it and I’m ready for more! So ready, in fact, that I put a down payment on a spinning wheel. I don’t have time or a place for it now while renovating, but in a few months it’ll be a great addition to my creative life.
Ok, back to painting kitchen cabinets…
Take care and see you soon 🙂