It has been a great day so far. The weather is gorgeous! I am out and about in slacks, a T-shirt, and flip-flops and quite comfortable. Roger and I are puttering in the back yard. We also went to Annie's Annuals, a local nursery with a great native plant selection. Those are for the front yard.
When we got home, I learned that my Yarn Recipe is in the April edition of Yarnival! Yippee! It is hosted at Mega(K)nits this month. It looks like a good edition. I am so excited, I am telling you before I read it myself.
Two Surf or Not Two Surf
My apologies to William Shakespeare for the bad pun. Here is all of the Surf roving spun up. The second skein (at the top of the
pile artfully displayed yarn) is slightly lighter weight than the original, but not enough to be an issue. I am satisfied. And, I have over 500 yards! Whoot!
Swatching begins tonight. I am thinking about a surf themed pattern. We shall see what the yarn has to say.
When I finished spinning Surf, the pink and yellow roving called to me. There is only 4 ounces of this colorway, so I am spinning it finer than Surf. Wensleydale is a very heavy wool an it never seems to have the kind of yardage that finer wools have for the same amount of wool. I am aiming for a true fingering weight.
Here is half of it spun up (as always, you can click for a bigger picture). Posing the bobbin on the roving is inspired by a recent post by Margene. It is really nice to see the before and after together.
I am calling it Peach for now. Yes, I do suck at naming things. Please feel free to suggest a better name.