When I attend fiber festivals, I have a hard time resisting . . . roving. Well, the yarn too, but roving? I don’t spin. I don’t want to. However, I really want the roving. I love the colors, the softness, and the endless possibilities of gauge, color, and twist.
When a friend offered to spin for me in return for my knitting, I didn’t think twice. She will spin my roving for me and I will knit with her yarn. My very own hand-spun without
learning how to spin, buying a wheel, spinning the fiber, and another addiction taking over the house the work!
A sample of what will be my yarn is the little skein on the left – alpaca, merino, and silk in a lace weight. It apparently spins like butter. I read somewhere that butter is a technical term for fun to spin.
Her yarn is made of wool-angora blend and spun in a fingering weight. It is a pleasure to knit. The bunny hairs that escape the twist and provide a nice halo to the yarn are an endless source of fascination to me as well. Now to start swatching for lace patterns to work into a shawl.