I am a member of several swap groups on Ravelry and usually pass up fiber batts, braids, roving, etc. I’m not a spinner, but someone recently posted this “Learn to Spin” kit and I claimed it on a whim!
It’s a spindle and two rovings. (Is it proper to be plural like that? It looks funny.) The top is Cooriedale and the bottom is an unknown fiber. I first tried out the bottom yarn (it looks a bit purple in the pic, but it’s more of a brownish/gray). I spent about 10 minutes watching a video on YouTube and jumped right in!
After trying the brown/gray two different times, I spun up the Corriedale. I think it turned out the best but I can still tell it is overspun. I love it though! I plan on using it in some project. The brim of a hat? Cuffs on a pair of mittens? It’s only about 30 yards, so it won’t go far!
From left to right: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd attempts at spinning! Ignore the ties…I used what was handy, which was Encore worsted in blue and orange!
I still have lots of the brown/gray fiber but the dyed fiber is all gone! Too bad because I really enjoyed spinning it and I love the result!
Tiger says, “I like sleeping in the hallway! So what? I’ve never been afraid of hallways before. I just preferred other parts of the house and I’ve now changed my mind. I’m a cat. We do that.”