Monday, January 19, 2009

First roving spun!

I've done it! I've finished spinning the first roving and have set the twist and used a ball winder to wind into a center pull ball.
Now, what to do with it..... I have ended up with about 171 yards and it is definitely thick and thin. I did get more consistent but it is not even.
I think its made more uneven by using the park and draft method but I was unable
to get the hang of spinning the spindle and drafting.
I may not have the right kind of spindle. Maybe I need to make a CD spindle with a bottom whorl. Not sure.
I do think that I will be able to get more even singles if I get a spinning wheel, but that is far down the road. I'll need to practice with my spindle more. I need to get more wool.
I don't have a drum carder or hand carders so I need something that is ready to spin but not sure what to get. Anyway, I have included some pictures of my yarn. I can't think of anything to knit with this, any suggestions? I'll probably end up with a scarf since there isn't much yarn, only 171 yards. I would have more if I had spun thinner singles but this is the first one.