So, my second “real” handspun yarn is leaving me with a so-so feeling. I was jonesing for some spinning time and waiting on my big order of roving, so I went to my LYS to see what they had. Not much in regards to roving. I settled on this roving:
Optim by Chameleon Colorworks
I found that I had to predraft it quite a bit. I am not usually a predrafter, but this stuff was very slippery and difficult for my novice hands to manage. But, beyond that…it was like spinning butter. Incredibly soft and silky. It is processed in a way to make it more like silk.
It isn’t as even as I was hoping it to be, but it is all a learning experience. The color is October something or other…not really what I have in mind when I look at it. The main thing is that it was spun with lots of love.