Friday night I went to the bi-weekly men's knitting group at Alamitos Bay Yarn shop (in the annex). We had a new knitter this week and we hope he returns in a couple weeks. I brought Lorelai because one of the guys was very interested in seeing my wheel when I finally received her. I was trying to get one of the guys to take my wheel for a little test spin but I think he was a little uneasy but he wanted all the info because he was implying he wanted to purchase one too.
I filled the bobbin with the yellow Corriedale fiber and will probably ply it Sunday. I've had some roving in my stash for a long long time. I looked back into the history of this blog and found out I bought this roving January 28, 2007. Hand dyed by Lori Lawson of Capistrano Fiber Arts.
This is Merino that looks much nicer than I thought when I first bought it.
It's still a little over spun but that will straighten out when it's plied. The colors are more purple than I expected but I love purple so no problem here. My singles are getting better each time I spin but I'm seeing the plying as being the 'blocking" of spinning. I put it off even though it's not hard and it will free up some bobbins. You other spinners out there, do you prefer spinning dyed roving over spinning undyed roving?
I still haven't cast on for my sweater even though my gage swatch was ok. I should have swatched in the round.... Maybe tomorrow? :)
We have a friend who just received a wheel last week and through a few e-mails found out she is joining a spinning guild and made contacts with a few spinners who offered to help her get started. I can't wait to see when she has her first hank of hand spun.
Hard to tell it was Winter this weekend. We had sunny mid 70's today with a slight breeze and Sunday is looking just as nice. Maybe we'll go towards the shore tomorrow. Hope all of you in the snow country are safe and warm.