I am one of the lucky 12 members of the Creatively Dyed Fiber Club. Dianne put together the best package for the first shipment: beautiful roving, a calendar, a wraps-per-inch tool, and a great pattern.
The roving is a 20% milk protein, 20% seacell, 60% wool blend and it was so, so soft. This is a special club dye lot:
I love that there are so many different colors in the roving. One of my favorite things about Dianne’s roving is how different the roving and the finished yarns look. The rovings are always very bright and (almost overly) cheerful, but spinning always creates a beautiful and serenely colored yarn. You never know what you’ll get until you’ve finished spinning and plying the singles.
Without worrying too much about how I spun the yarn – I just tried to enjoy spinning such pretty, smooth, soft roving – I spun a 2-ply worsted(ish) yarn:
Look at all of those different colors. Hard to think of a color you don’t see.
The softness and smooshiness of this yarn is quite indescribable. I just love the slight sheen.
Now, I just have to decide what to knit with this yarn. I’m thinking a cowl, perhaps. Definitely something to be worn close to the face – gotta take advantage of all that softness.Tags: fiber, fiber clubs, handspun, stash