I am loving my little Ashford Traveler spinning wheel. Still have a lot to learn about rations and such but it is allowing me to spin fine yarn rather easily. I combed about 3oz of the Romney fleece with a dog comb and spun a fine single on the Ashford. After chatting with a member of the Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild I decided to try my hand at Navajo plying the single. It turned out pretty well even if it is a bit over twisted but I managed to keep the yarn thin as a 3 ply. Not sure if I will keep the yarn in its ivory color or have my friend dye it for me. As I have about 5 lbs. of fiber left I’m fairly certain I can get enough yardage to make a shawl! The Wensleydale was made into a 2 ply fingering weight yarn using my hand carders to open up the locks for spinning. It is also an ivory color yarn but has more nepps than the Romney due to the sheep not being coated and using the hand carders for fiber prep.
This month I also spun the dyed Leceister wool from the Louet pack and Navajo plied it to keep the color consistent. I finished 2 hats (one for the Recycled Lamb shop and one for me). I’m still working on my fingerless gloves and the table runner but as they are intricate lace projects progress is rather slow. It has been a productive month thus far and I’m enjoying spinning from the fleece for my yarns.