Saturday, January 11, 2014

Getting out of my comfort zone

The weather outside is truly frightful, I hate ice. The alpacas are locked inside with extra hay, Luna is sound asleep and I am spinning. I've decided to step outside of my comfort zone and try some  woolen spinning. I generally spin semi-worsted with the fibers mostly lined up in a nice tidy roving. Woolen spinning results in a loftier yarn and is spun from a rolag, where the fibers come off the end of a rolled up batt. The colors I dyed are also not usual for me. Hunter green and terra cotta dyed on white ended up more like grass green and salmony-orange but I still think it'll end up an interesting yarn. The singles are spun and resting, can't wait to ply!