On my spinning wheel.


I’ve just finished spinning up the bag full of ecru merino roving. It was a a delight to work with. This will be spare because I have finished the sweater I was making with the bulk of it. I’ll show you how it turned out soon. This roving was easy to spin and easy to draft and the result was very smooth as you can see above and below.


Now on my wheel today is some more of Miss Babs blue faced leicester yarn, which you can see is much more woolly. It is more difficult to draft and I have to be very careful that the thread doesn’t break. Once I get in my stride with it, it will be just fine. I just have to take care because after using the merino, followed by the mixture of Alpaca and silk, this one is tougher to use.




and I’m pleased with the result so far 🙂


12 thoughts on “On my spinning wheel.

  1. It always takes a while to make the transition between different types of yarn, doesn’t it. I think both look great, though!!!

    • I’m going to ply it with some variegated purples and then see how much I have. Only then will I decide what to make with it. It’s a long process but since the roving is not cheap I’m not in a hurry. It’s almost like I’m making it last as long as possible, like eating a Cornetto!

      • I know that feeling, a little like me when I do a painting, If I dont stop myself I can over work it.. As I never want the experience to stop… The purples sound really good.. Ohhhh such is the pleasures of creation! … Enjoy your evening, We just had a large hail storm which left the ground white it was so intense..

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