Friday, January 12, 2018

What is on your wheel?

Lately I have been spinning Romney wool.  I am spinning lace weight (very thin) yarn.  What am I spinning the wool to make?  I have no idea at this time.  I enjoy spinning, but I get tired of one color, so I need to change color and wool breed quite often.  Romney is to be one of the easiest wool to spin, but the long staple length (average length of this fleece) may be difficult for some people to spin.  It is not next to the skin soft, so I can't make anything for me to wear, unless it is lined.  This wool is great for pot holders, trivets, tea cozies, rugs, etc.  
My helper is showing how lofty this wool is.

See all of the color variation in this wool.  This wheel is a Wee Peggy from approx. 1981.

Thank you for viewing!  Dawnie