There is one thing I can say about the fiber community-they know how to have fun.
Right now the Tour De Fleece is going on. I jumped on board, with visions of handspinning bobbins and bobbins full of yarn. I am falling a little short of my goal, but have managed to spin a bit of yarn each day.
Ravelry is filled with pictures of bright, colorful, beautiful yarn. My yarn is a little plain in comparison. I have been spinning natural colored wool with just a little bit of color thrown in there.
My go to roving-Border Leicester.
|Border Leicester dyed Silver Gray Green|
Some Blue Faced Leicester roving I purchased at a Fiber Show. It was my first time spinning BFL and I loved it!
|Natural Colored Blue Faced Leicester|
Some raw Lincoln wool that I purchased at a Fiber Show It took quite a bit to wash it, but once clean it was picked and carded into roving, I loved spinning it! It has quite a bit of luster, and I am looking forward to dyeing the yarn.
|Lincoln, before plied|
What is on the bobbin now, is some of the Corriedale cross that was dyed with the Horsetail.
|Corriedale Cross dyed with Horsetail|
4 more days of spinning left....
A fun project! I was grateful for the down time.