What Roving colors Do I have in My Stash?

What's in Your Roving Stash?

Spinning has become my newest go-to hobby along with knitting.  I enjoy how the colors play out as they are spun.  So many color combos are right at your fingertips and you can put anything in the mix that you want.

I spin mostly with my drop spindle, but I also do have a wheel.  The wheel is fun, but not as movable as a drop spindle.

What do you use to spin your roving?

I am slowly adding to my stash and this is what's in it.  I do have a project in mind with all of them and I do intend wholeheartedly to collect more roving. 

This roving is 100% alpaca.  I plan to spin it up as a single ply and then add cream colored Coopworth roving as the other ply. These will be Christmas socks for my daughter, Ossi.

In my eyes, this is a perfect color combo.  I enjoy mixing greens, blues and grey.  The green pops while the blue plays.  I have a lot of this spun up as a single, but I don't have enough to make a complete bobbin.  So, I will probably spin up some cream and ply it together.  I don't want to drown out the other colors.

This is another gorgeous color combination.  I have 2 ounces of it and I should have bought more.  I don't have a game plan yet, but I do know I will find something.  Yes, i have enough for socks, but I could also see it used for color work in a sweater.

This roving is beautiful.  Creative shades of red and some sparkle of the right balance engages my eye.  It's super soft and I bought enough to make a sweater.  Oh boy!  Can I get the job done?  We shall see.

I am so happy to say that this roving and the next are from our farm.  


Last, but not least is our cream colored farm yarn.  This is the neutral colored roving that I plan to ply up with the alpaca and the green, blue and grey roving.  I think it's going to look great.  

What do you love to spin with?  wool, alpaca, cotton or another. Drop spindle or wheel.  

I'd love to hear from you.

Happy Yarning,




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