Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fresh From the Wheel ~ 3 Ply Natural Romney and Shetland Blend

I just finished spinning a fantastic natural blend of Romney and Shetland wool.  This roving was purchased from smokeymountainfibers on etsy and it was a joy to work with! 

I found that it drafted so easily and I was able to keep it pretty consistent, although almost thread-like.  Because it was so fine, I decided to try doing 3 ply for the first time.  And even with 3 ply, it is closest to a fingering weight that worsted.  

It is a bit coarse so I'm sure this will make a great outer scarf filled with cables that pop. I'm thinking something along the line of an Irish design for this! 

What's on your wheel?

1 comment:

Miss Val's Creations said...

It must be so relaxing to spin yarn. I am intriqued to see what you create with this wool! ~Val