Wow, I haven’t actually written a real post in a while! I’ve been super busy packing up all my stuff and moving back to school. But now I’m all moved in and settled and I actually have fiber-related stuff to show you! Over the past few days I dyed a bunch of fiber so I would have stuff to spin at school, including a whole pound of the superwash merino mill ends, which unfortunately I don’t have a picture of. I really like the way the colors came out, but I’m worried about spinning it, since it’s just a big pile of wool and I’ve never spun from anything but prepared roving. I’m sure I’ll be able to spin it, I’m just afraid it will be such a hassle that I’ll end up giving up. Too bad I don’t have carders.
I also dyed about 5 ounces of mill end roving from Sheep Shed Studio. I used every color of dye I have, the same way I did for the Everlasting Gobstopper yarn, but this time I mixed them stronger, so the colors came out really vibrant and gorgeous. I think it’s my favorite roving I’ve dyed so far.
I also dyed 8 ounces of merino roving that I got for a really good price from an etsy seller. Oh. My. Goodness. This stuff is so soft it’s unbelievable. I mean, the regular mill ends I get are soft, but this stuff is just unreal. And the roving is so light and airy – not compacted the way mill ends are. I can tell it’s going to be really easy to draft, and just really fantastic to spin. I’m saving it for a treat once I get through all the superwash stuff.
I meant for this one to come out a little more pastel, but I still like it.
I can’t decide if this one reminds me more of roses or watermelon.
I’m excited to get working on all of these. I’m spinning up some pink roving I dyed a while ago, and it’s pretty, but spinnng roving that’s all the same color is just so boring to me. These multi-color ones will be much more fun.
Enjoy the rest of your Monday!