This is the orange roving...I really loved this orange roving...the picture doesn't do the colors justice. I blended three different colors so I would have a really pretty variegated yarn...nice smooth, consistent singles...I was going to Navajo ply them...the orange roving...DID NOT agree with this plan... I really don't know what the problem is with this roving or the blend of the three of them, but I could not make it hold a twist to save my life. I was able to get a really nice consistent single, but then it would just...turn loose of itself. I must have thrown away almost a half an ounce of single that just...turned loose. I tried adjusting my wheel, how I drafted...nothing worked.
I finally decided to just see if I could ply the singles that I had and the more I tried to ply it...it just...turned loose...I am just stumped. I admit defeat. I cannot spin this roving...DAMMIT!!!
Anyone in blog land want to try your hand at the orange roving, just drop me a comment and I will contact you about sending it to you. I have wound the singles on my ball winder and those are also included so you can see the singles that I have done with it. Good luck!
On a happier note! I finished my "Stroller Blanket"! This is the first completed knit for my daughter R and my grandson JL or "Little DeWayne". Two more to go before June 4...I think I can, I think I can.
I am about 12 rows away from having the blue central motif on "Crazy Train" before I begin the second green boarder! This has been a wonderful knit. I have loved every minute of it...
This is my Icelandic/Alpaca roving that I got at Stringtown in Ft. Smith...I am hoping that the bad mojo of the "orange roving" doesn't carry over to this wonderfully soft roving. I plan on doing a fingering weight yarn to do "Stripe Study". While the picture doesn't show it, the dark is a beautiful chocolate brown and the light is a beautiful fawn brown and I think they will be perfect!
Oh yeah...for the record...week 3....IT WASN'T ME!!!!