My life has been spinning lately.
Back in February (I think) I bought 4 ounces of wool roving from a LYS. It was a mix of red, black and white. I spun it up into 2 skeins. Each skein is about 65 yards. It is about 7 wpi. I haven't swatched it yet.
It turned out lovelier than I expected. The roving was coarse, but the final yarn is fairly soft. It will work for a hat or mitts. It might be a little too coarse for a cowl. The shop was marketing the roving as Ohio State colors. It has too much black in it for OSU. If I am to make something collegiate with it, it will probably be for someone who attended/attends University of Cincinnati.
Below is 24 ounces of Blue-Faced Leicester roving I purchased from Webs. It is from Ashland Bay and is a mix of natural and brown wool. It is very soft.
It was a bit of an impulse buy. When I saw the pattern Buttonbox in the latest edition of Knitty, I knew I wanted to make it. Since it is a pattern for homespun, I thought I'd give it a try. I'm probably being too ambitious. I am still a novice spinner.
While I'm showing roving, here is some black alpaca I bought last year. I have 12 ounces of it. I started spinning this on one of my drop spindles. I don't know if I'll continue on the spindle or not. I might transition this over to the wheel.
Now I have to pack up all of these goodies and clear out my dining room. Ed is going to tear up the carpeting and install hardwood. I'm hoping I can fit a walk outside into the day. Today is forecasted to be nice but another winter storm is predicted for tomorrow.