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I have finally finished spinning the superwash Merino that I had orginally dyed back in early May.  Dragged my feet really….just had more knitting to do I guess.  I don’t know, but anyhoo, it is finished.  I call it Spring, even though it is now finished in mid summer.  I plan to make it a scarf for me to wear this winter.  I have posted various stages of the process, so my friends can really see the process.  Not that they might care, but someone might….And besides, I just like to post the pictures. 

Roving

Roving

Here is the roving after the dyeing process.  I use Jacquard dyes, and I use the crockpot to dye my roving.  I just prefer it that way.  It is kind of a no watch process, so I can throw it there and not really worry about it.  Don’t have to worry about turning off the stove, etc.  I actually handpainted some of it before I put it into a green dye bath.  It does have some flecks of yellow and blue in it, but it is difficult to see.

So then I spun it on my Lendrum Double Treadle spinning wheel.  Her name is Zelda. Yes, I named an inanimate object.  I got Zelda last October.  Now, I am by no means an experienced spinner.  I am still learning.  Still have A LOT to learn.  But anyways, these are pics of the roving spun into a single strand of the yarn. 
On the wheel

On the wheel

 After spinning about 4 bobbins full of the singlets, I then plied them, or spun them together to make a thicker strand of yarn. And voila!  We have a skein of yarn!

Yarn!

Yarn!

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