Sunday, April 24, 2011
When I talked to Laurie at the Black Lamb about drop spindle spinning she suggested I start out with merino pencil roving; "it makes it so easy", she insisted. Last night I dug out the bag of roving and gave it a go. Laurie was right, it really does make it easy. The pencil roving is already drawn quite thinly so not a lot of drafting is required. Look, my tension already looks quite even!
The bag of pencil roving I purchased was 225 grams, so if I spin it all - and I'm about 20% of the way through it now - then I should have enough yarn for a project, like fingerless gloves or even mittens. That's my goal. It's undyed though. Do I have to learn how to dye yarn next?