I have started on the 8 oz of Roving for the Seismic Goddess.So I'm not positive but I believe this is 2 oz. I don't have a scale but my 8 oz came as two pieces, one of which I split in half~ish. It is two ply and mostly spun from the fold. I only counted a hair over 87 yards which surprised me. Because if it really is a 1/4 of my weight, then I'll end up with less than 350 yards for 8 oz? Does that sound right at all for a laceweight?
I have two ounces of handspun blue merino recently washed, snapped and dried but awaiting a great light for pictures.
I went to the Log Cabin Spin In in Post Falls, ID last weekend. There was some browsing. I questioned every single person with an Ashford Joy spinning wheel to see if they had ever flown with it, but no one ever had. My lovely Mom and gorgeous Sister (whom might be referred to as non-fiber folk) joined me which was very sweet of them.
This is the Imperial Yarn top I purchased the other day. It is such a pleasure to spin. I'm chain plying on the fly again. I love having a finished yarn at the end of the day and seeing the what the final product is going to look like. I take one handful of top and spin it counter clockwise, winding the single down the spindle till I run out of wool. Then I wind the single onto my hand and chain ply in the z direction.
When I have a short amount of free time and I'm presented with two choices, knitting/spinning or blogging about knitting/spinning, knitting/spinning usually wins and blogging gets set to the wayside.
I don't know if you remember this supported spindle project but I still have it. I brought it with me to Portland this week and I spun, plied and washed another hank this week. Then I only had maybe an ounce remaining and I spun it. The single is currently wrapped around the Gideon Bible in my hotel room (Thanks guys!).
So the roving is all spun up. Finally.