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Hand-spinning with Blue Faced Leicester Tops


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This beautifully coloured roving was one of my Christmas presents and I’ve just started spinning with it. It came from Miss Babs, via The Yarn Haven shop in Knoxville.

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I have no idea if it was expensive. I’ve seen Tops at all different prices, more and less. I look in the Etsy shop usually. Perhaps one of you could give me a guide price as to what you would expect to pay?

The colours are varied in this lovely roving. There is everything from purple to brown and I couldn’t wait to get started. After the last three months spinning with a mixture of Alpaca/silk and prior to that Merino, I had to practise a little. This yarn is much more woolly and more difficult to draft. I spent a while practising until I felt comfortable with it and then I started.

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Here is the spun yarn.  I’ll come back and show you later when I’ve done some plying.

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As a contrast, this is the Alpaca/silk spun up.

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and this is the Targhee:

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All quite different.

I enjoy my spinning.  It’s a great way to relax.

What do you do to relax?

Oma