Well, that's what spinning this merino feels like! This started as a 3 1/2 lb fleece I bought...the processing was so labor intensive that I sent it off to Ohio Valley Natural Fiber for processing. When this "beehive" arrived--I just love it.
The fleece had a lot of trash in it and so there is still small bits that I have to pick out as I spin it...not too bad but just enough to slow the spinning process.
I decided to pull off portions to at least make it feel as though I'm "getting somewhere" with the massive amount I have ahead of me.
Just a mind game I have to play but it really didn't work too well, cause I knew that I had more to spin.
Yes, I am spinning it as gossamer...that doesn't help matters much huh?
I filled 2 bobbins and decided to go ahead and ply them...
From my calculations I have 600+ yds of 2ply yarn in this skein. It tells me that it wants to be a shawl...maybe dyed! But what color???
Now I just have to spin something else for a change of pace. Oh...the decisions I have to make from the stash....wool, silk, alpaca??!!
This weekend the Olde Liberty Fiber Faire is taking place this Saturday (4/14/2012). I'm going to take my wheel and knitting for some quality time with my fiber friends. Anybody else gonna go?
Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!!