For the first time in ages I got out my wheel; well, one of them, that is. That’s another story for another time. Two years ago at Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival I bought a fabulous fleece from my friend Harriet Beck of Beck’s Sheep Farm and U-Cut. Harriet cards and hand-dyes her Romney fleeces in the most wonderful colors, and I just couldn’t resist this one.
I began spinning it right away, but then as my life got busy, the yarn languished on my wheel. But several weeks ago I began again, and have really been enjoying getting back to it.
No, I don’t spin ontop a planter. Just put the wheel there so I could get a better photo.
Here’s a close-up of the second bobbin I’m working on now.
I love my WooLee Winder. I don’t have to stop and change hooks, so I can really get into a meditative state while spinning along.
Here is the amazing fleece, what’s left of it that is. Harriet does a beautiful job carding it so that it spins like butter. And there’s very little vegetable matter in it, which makes spinning it a real pleasure.
Here’s the first bobbin all pau and waiting to be plied with numbah two.
I’m spinning it pretty fine, because I know it’ll bloom when it’s plied.
I hope I can adequately ply this gorgeous stuff into an equally gorgeous yarn! For that, I will use my Louet wheel because it has such huge bobbins.