Not much going on here right now. So here’s the pretty yarn I just spun last weekend.
This is the Hanks in the Hood batt that I tore into rolags in this post here. It’s 3 oz, 50% merino, 50% bamboo. I had trouble getting the right colors in the photos; the yarn is really a cool combination of grey-green and teal.
I spun this with a woolen long draw on my wheel, which gave me a nice poofy squishy yarn with great drape. Very similar to the yarn I made in December, which was the point. It varies between a DK and sport weight yarn and I think I’ve got about 80 yards of it. I forgot to keep count of the turns around the niddy-noddy, so the yardage is a very rough estimate.
Did I mention that woolen long draw is fast? I spun up the singles in just a few hours and plied in half the time. But I like using worsted yarns better. I think I’m going to spin up some worsted laceweight on my wheel next.