I want to share some photos of my progress on the spinning wheel where I am spinning yarn for a cardigan pattern I will be designing for my husband.
This project began over two years ago when I bought the fleece of a Jacobs sheep at Hampshire wsd guild. After test spinning and knitting I decided that the result was too scratchy so I experimented with blending black bamboo fibre in it. I finally decided on a ratio of 5g bamboo to 10g Jacobs. I did the blend and John carded it together on a borrowed drum carder. Since then the gray blend was meant for a cardigan for him.
So this is as far as I am now:
I have 6 skeins all ready.
1 skein wound on the niddy noddy.
1 skein on the bobbin.
Another 2 skeins being spun.
The yarn is spun from these roving balls I made.
I still have quite a few roving balls left though.
So there is still a way to go before I am ready to begin knitting but I just asked John to sketch for me how he wants the cardigan to look so I guess I can begin designing it now.