Monday, May 15, 2006
A friend gave me some roving a few months ago. It's Tunis wool (which is one of my favorites for long-wearing items) and was dyed in this outrageous blend of pink, yellow, orange, purple, turquoise and looked quite a bit like clown hair. Sorry, I forgot to take a picture before I spun it all. I had had about enough of spinning some natural colors, so I pulled it out of the stash. This is definitely one of those cases where spun yarn (even as a singles) looks completely different than the roving.
I think that I'll probably make a pair of felted slippers for myself and may even put leather on the soles. I do have 1/2 pound of this fiber (but no more in stash), so I think I'll ply it with this dark brown. That way, I'm sure I'll have more than enough yarn for the project. It's a bit surprising how much yarn a to-be-felted project can eat up. Another plus is that they will felt evenly, rather than wondering how each fiber would felt separately. I have some interesting projects that prove that nicely!