What can I say about Spunky Electic roving that has not already been said? Fabulous, fabulous stuff!
Last month I showed you the lovely braid of roving that I picked up at the Fiber Revival where Amy was vending. The braid didn't sit for long here though, as those colors were just yammering at me to be spun.
With a bit of free time one night, I sat down and predrafted out the braid in to these soft little balls.
Once the balls were ready to be spun, I pulled sweet Moriah from her prominent spot in my living room and started to spin. Sadly I have not had much time for spinning over the summer, and I will admit that I am a bit rusty.
Watching the colors load up onto the bobbin is always so inspiring. As I spin, I sit and contemplate.....do I chain ply to keep the colors separate, or do I 2 ply and get a nice blend of all of the colors? Will I knit a scarf or a hat? Will I keep it or gift it...and the wheel goes round and round :)
Frequently I will forget to weigh out my roving into 2 equal amounts in my excitement to start spinning, so I will end up having to ply off of a center-wound ball. The only problem with that is the ball will collapse on itself as you get close to the end, which can be a royal PIA.
This little nifty tool will hold the center of the ball and even better it rotates on the base as you ply. It works like a charm!
As you can see, I decided to 2 ply the yarn. Even though I think it would have looked prettier in the skein had I chainplied it, I know I will love the way the 2 ply knits up even more :).