A week or two ago my super cool friend who is organizing the Jay County Fiber Fest & Spin In gave me two balls of roving for spinning. This roving is a blend of mohair, wool & silk and is super soft and beautiful. I LOVE it. The mohair came from her goat and the wool from her sheep. I can't say if she raised the cocoons for the silk. In a few days I plan to post on how fiber gets from an animal to a ball of roving like the one pictured below. Stay tuned.
Here's a peak at my current spinning locale. Bounder likes to hang out and Steve's handmade wood stool makes a perfect seat. The windows are just to my right so I am often distracted by beautiful sunsets and singing birds and what not. I can't wait till warmer weather and spinning outdoors!
I am getting better at spinning. For those of you who are new readers, I very recently was gifted a spinning wheel and so am a super novice at spinning. Here is a look at my first yarn I made plied together. Some spots look pretty good and others hardly have twist because my drafting was so inconsistent.
Here's a look at my current yarn:
You can see there is not really any untwisted spots and the thickness is more consistent than before. If I was to leave this yarn single ply it would be WAY too twisty....need to work on that eventually too. For now I am working on properly drafting and getting a good treadling rhythm down. Still a long way to go, but it is fun so I know I will get there.