Thursday, January 31, 2013

From rolags to bobbin, attempt #4

I got my purple bag of Polwarth carded and turned into these cute little rolags. 

 I was able to spin again on the Schacht Ladybug at the shop.  Kate helped me transfer the spun wool onto portable bobbins to keep til later.  The plan is to spin all of the rolags and save the spun wool on the bobbins.  Once I am done with that I will be able to, with Kate's help, make a three-ply yarn.
This wool seems to spin up 'skinnier' than the Cormo.  I am not sure if it is a wool that spins up skinny or I am spinning better or what.  It is quite interesting.  This is my fourth time spinning and I still love it.  I think I will love it even if I never get proficient at it.

 Someday I shall spin one of these lovely braids.  Aren't they pretty?

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A trip to California and back in pictures.



Sunday, January 6, 2013


 Preparing to card.
 After carding.
Carded on the left.  Wool ready to card is in the purple bag.  I am still in practice mode.   So far I am coming along fine I think.   I purchased this bag at my last spinning lesson and plan to take the carded wool back to spin.   If I understand the receipt, the full bag was 3 oz. and cost $4.50.  I will find out soon enough if I am doing this correctly.  :)
**This wool is Polwarth**