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.