I have been spinning some lovely Ashford Merino-Silk roving this weekend. This is completely down to a conversation I had with Eimear on Friday about how great spinning is. I came home from tea (tea-knitting: every other Friday in the Tea Garden on Ormond Quay from 6.30 until about 11) and just had to start spinning straight away!
Actually, this isn’t what I spun on Friday. I had some blue Merino-Silk left to spin so I finished that off and then plied the two bobbins together. When I did that, I realised that I had spun the second bobbin in the other direction so when I plied it, one half started unspinning itself while the other half got really tight. It is an … interesting… yarn. So, I started afresh with the red stuff. With the second bobbin, I tried out a new drafting technique which worked great. It’s a bit more inconsistent than the first bobbin because I wasn’t used to it but hopefully when I ply it up, it’ll balance out. I’m gunning for a sport-weight 2-ply to knit Quant… and of course, it qualifies for the ‘Flying Camel’ spinning event in the Ravelympics!