Wednesday, September 24, 2014
I bought 8 oz of dyed Romney Locks in May 2009 at MDSW. It was among the first fiber I bought. This summer I pulled it out. I just finished spinning it on my Lendrum with my normal semi-worsted crab style of spinning. I’m going to have to get serious about spinning and processing fiber to spin. I tried carding this on my carder and was really not happy with the way the batts turned out. Combing it and spinning from the locks would have probably been a better way to go. I also could have spun it as a true woolen to make it “fluffier”. It’s a very smooth yarn but it’s firmer than I would have liked it to be. It’s about 680 yards of DK/Sport weight. I haven’t washed it yet, so hopefully it will soften up some. In its present condition, it’s definitely not next to the skin wearable, so maybe a shawl. Overall, I'm pleased with it, even though it's not quite what I was aiming for.
My life had quieted down a bit. I have to admit that I overextended myself this summer and was looking forward to a nice, relaxing fall. Alas, it's not to be. My youngest sister will have hip replacement surgery in early November and her convalescence will be approximately 5 weeks. What does it say about me, that I immediately started planning what knitting and crocheting I'd take with me? Did I mention I'll be staying with her for most of that time???