Wednesday, October 5, 2016

In My Stash

With increased focus on drop-spindling these days, I just had to buy this Merino wool roving as soon as I touched it. The colors are incredible, and it's luscious to feel. On one hand I can't wait to spin it, but on the other hand I don't want to disturb it's beauty. I hope it yields yarn just as lovely. I'll do my best, but I have so much to learn.
 

3 comments:

Gene Black said...

I have spun some malabrigo roving. It is very nice. You will definitely want to pre-strip this one before spinning it on a drop spindle - just so you can maintain the colors and not get a muddy looking yarn. I would pull off a section, strip it. Then use each of those pieces and repeat. You can use those stripped pieces in the direction they come off or alternate directions so that the color changes are longer.

Debra said...

Oh-I think I would have bought it even though I can't spin! Just to look at it! Can't wait to see the yarn!! To answer your question about my bush-my grandma used to call it a snowball bush, but I know people call hydrangea that too....so common names don't mean too much. I need to look up the name...

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

It IS pretty. You have the makings of a Holic. For me, its FABRIholic. See it, Love it, Caress it, Save it. I'm sure this is going to spin into beautiful yarn.
xx, Carol