I have to clear out my craft room (which is really our spare bedroom) for a family member who is coming to stay at the beginning of December. I got as far as emptying the bin and then the clean up became a series of finishing-off projects that had been lying around, half-forgotten.
I spun the white merino singles into a lovely skein of lightweight 2 ply yarn. I am really happy with this, it’s so soft and fluffy! (Never mind that there is a very similar looking skein of not-hand-spun white wool at my local yarn store for $3.50 already balled and ready to use. That is not the point!)
Then, because I had bobbins free (and because I have an impending surgery that will mean sitting and spinning is out of the question for a while) I pulled out some mystery wool (maybe romney?) and had a go at spinning different colours into a gradient. I broke the fibre into sections, and as I did so I tried to remember why I thought these colours were a good idea…
In order to spin this I had to ‘draft’ it by tearing it, really ripping it apart with way more force than you would think necessary, and tease all the bits of stick and grass out of it. I wasn’t sure why I was persisting with it to be honest, BUT! I’m glad I did.