I have another finished spin to show you. I know. I’m spinning up a storm these days, eh? Well, I’d better. Because I fell down real hard off the wool diet this month.
So hard that I will never spin enough to end up with a loss for February.
So hard that I think I’ll just declare amnesty, and worry about getting back on track in March.
So hard that I’m embarrassed to admit how hard.
(I didn’t exceed my budget, so at least there’s that.)
Anyway, back to business. Finished spin. Woollen!
First of all, this was a particularly interesting fiber to work with. It’s Cotswold roving. Not top. Which means it’s all set up for a woollen spin.
And I love to exercise my long draw.
I had no plans for this other than to turn it into yarn and let it decide what it might become, so I just went at it.
When I spin long draw, here’s what I do. I use a slightly faster bobbin than I would for a similar-weight worsted-spun yarn. But at the same time, I slow down the takeup so that it’s not pulling on so fast. Then you just let the twist do its thing, occasionally swooping in with your non-fiber-supply hand to smooth things out.
This was spun fairly thick. Not super-even, but not too inconsistent either.
It turned out nice and floofy. Not really how you’d think of Cotswold (a longwool) at all.
145 yards of bulky 2-ply – Eye of the Peacock, Spunky Club Jan. ’13
Happy Spinning, Friends!