|Partial Spun 50g Merino Roving from Woolyknits in Lemon Popsicle|
When I first started spinning I knew there was no way that I could justify the expense of a wheel when I wasn't even sure I would like it as a hobby. While I now really enjoy it, it did take a while. This is one of those things that takes practise, however once I spent some time with my drop spindle I eventually became better but I'm still learning.
|Full 50g Merino Roving from Woolyknit in Lemon Popsicle|
One of the big problems I have with spinning on a drop spindle is that I stand while using them, as that is how they work. This can get quite tiring after a while, as I'm sure you can imagine, so I tend to do a short period, then rest, then another short period. The second problem I have is that realistically I can only manage to get about 50g of roving spun before the weight on the spindle makes it too difficult to manage. I'm sure there are more experienced spinners out there laughing at that right now but that is what I have found to be the case for me. If you have any tips or tricks please do let me know. Now that I know this is something I have fun doing I will be looking to invest in a spinning wheel in the future but the spindles are still great for their portability and space saving.
|Full Drop Spindle of Single Yarn with Woolyknit Roving Stash|
I got about 233yrds of single yarn out of this 50g piece of roving. The plan is to ply it on the spindle, which can be tricky but is doable. I have no idea what I will do with it once it's done though. I really like how it has turned out so far and love the blend of colours. I'm excited to see how it looks once plied. In the above pictures you can see some of the other colour rovings I bought, some aren't included here.
I will post this again once it is plied together. Are there any other spinners out there reading? I would love to hear you thoughts. Anyone who thinks they would like to give spinning a go to see what it like? Please do leave a comment below on what you guys think of this.
Bye for now!