Believe it or not, I actually managed to accomplish some spinning yesterday. You will remember, some time back, that I received a couple of lovely hand dyed rovings from a fellow RN over in Germany? Remember, she was being held captive against her will in order to make my story more interesting? If you don't remember then you simply need to read the blog more often! Here's a recap of the roving if you missed it.
**OMG - I just looked up fellow RN's profile on Rav and today is her birthday!!! Happy Birthday Heather!!!! How nice that I have posted about your roving on your birthday!!**
I started spinning "Kermie" and finished it yesterday. Am I entirely happy with the roving - YES! Am I entirely happy with my spinning - NO! It seems that a brand new spinner may NOT take a 3 month spinning hiatus without dire consequences. This isn't terrible but it is nowhere near as smooth as I would like. Of course, towards the end of the roving I was getting the hang of it better and it was starting to go better. So, I shall begin the next batch shortly lest I lose the "umpf" of spinning this fiber. Here are the two bobbins I spun yesterday. I will be plying them, but not until Thursday probably.
I find merino a little "stitcky" to spin with. Anyone else??? I think it is just because I learned to spin on alpaca and have done most of my spinning with alpaca which tends to slide much more easily through the fingers.
Tomorrow - we have to head to the ATL. Mr. Man has an appointment at the VA and then there is Sam's shopping, visiting my mom for a bit, visiting my dad for a bit and visiting a friend who just had a birthday. So, a busy day ahead tomorrow! Luckily, this time we don't have to leave the house at 4:30AM like we did last Wednesday when we went to Atlanta! UGH.........that was painful.