I finished my first batch of yarn using mill-processed roving! I’m calling it, for simplicity’s sake, “Black Lace”.
I haven’t “unboxed” my postage scale yet (in the words of the instructions that came with my spinning wheel), so I don’t know how many ounces of yarn I made. It is 215 yards, though, more than enough for a small project.
I will now grudgingly admit that working with mill processed roving is easier than using the stuff we card ourselves. It was consistent, tangle free, and clean. Ours is usually…clean. I feel kind of like those gourmet coffee drinkers that refuse to go to Starbucks. It’s easier, faster, and cheaper to use the mill, but without all that sweat, blood and tears, is the end product as nice?
Erm. Honestly, it might be nicer. Sweat, blood, and tears tend to goo up the yarn.