Saturday spinning update: Romney

I bought some Romney from the Stoddart Family Farm booth at the Knitters’ Frolic in Toronto. I started with about 148 grams. I did a couple of small test skeins and decided that the 2 ply was better than the 3 ply, so I split what was left into two roughly even amounts.

Early this week I spun up the first half:

I’ve been working on the rest ever since, but I’ve still got a little left to go. You can tell that the second bobbin isn’t exactly full yet:

And here’s a shot to show you just how hairy this yarn’s going to be:

Hopefully I’ll be able to finish up the spinning and plying early next week. I imagine it’ll be rather a lot of yarn and once again I have no immediate plans for it. Oh well. ┬áChalk it up to practicing my post-apocalyptic skills. I’m good with that.

And because the Romney is so darn, well, neutral and almost boring in pictures, here are some shots of what we did last Sunday. I took the kids to the Britannia Water Treatment Plant as part of the second day of Doors Open Ottawa.

We managed to see (and hear!) backwash happening,

but not for long because it was so loud my daughter wanted to get the heck out of there. There were tons of helpful folk stationed throughout the building to answer questions and while we didn’t last long I think the kids gained a better understanding about where the water in the tap comes from.

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2 Responses to Saturday spinning update: Romney

  1. Cookie says:

    Beautiful spinning!

    Spin some Wenslydale and then talk to me about hairy yarn.

    Very cool outing!

  2. kmkat says:

    Gotta say, I’m so glad you are writing about sheep and not a certain US presidential candidate ;-)