Spinning marathon

There’s nothing like 5 big bags full of deliciously fluffy roving (that’s unspun, processed fiber) to get a girl spinning again. I started slow, since it’s been almost over a month (!) since I have done any spinning.

Eh. Not bad for someone who's been off the wagon for a while.

We have a ton of black roving from Brittany, so I just sat down with 2 pounds of it on the floor next to me, turned on a DVD and did a marathon spinning session. No thinking, no designing of elaborate master pieces, just spinning. One can never have too much black yarn, was my logic.

The single on the bobbin this morning.

Spinning from mill processed roving is, happily, not very different from spinning from our hand or drum carded roving. I don’t have to stop to join new fiber to work with, since the entire 30 ounces are all part of one long tube of roving, so I guess that’s convenient. I haven’t found a single nib or tangle yet, though I think that may be different for the other alpacas’ fiber. There’s no visible dust as I work with it, and I’ve only found two little pieces of grass after 4 hours of spinning. Oddly, it still leaves my hands black. Some of that dust must just be too deeply embedded to get out, no matter how you process it.

About cliffhousealpacas

Once upon a time, my dad drove by some funny looking animals standing on little dirt hills in a field. Thus, the dream of an alpaca ranch was born. Now, we are embarking on a grand adventure of raising alpacas and becoming fiber artists.
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2 Responses to Spinning marathon

  1. It looks simply beautiful! I love that sheen!

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