My 5-year old DS said he wanted to learn to spin. So I 3D-printed him a Turkish spindle and bought some BFL roving…and he’s not interested. Five year olds, I swear. Maybe next week.
Whatever. I decided I would play with the wool. I’m trying to get more consistent anyway and I need the practice. Still planning on spinning for a sweater this year.
The thinner I spin, the more consistent I am, and chain plying helps even out the thick and thin areas. I was aiming for sport to DK weight and this is sport weight. It’s 148g and roughly 320 yards.
It’s dyed with Wilton’s violet, purposely split with acid, in the crockpot.
And, because DS2 was mad that I dyed it purple (he hates purple ), we had to dye something pink. And, because the pink hurts my eyes, I had to dye another portion of this roving green (which was also painfully bright). Add all that to some undyed wool, and it’ll make for a couple nice ombre yarns.
The full pound of BFL: