When I was last down at Common Threads, a box of Targhee wool rovings had just arrived from Mountain Colors. The colors were way bright -- so Karen and I picked out some rovings with lots and lots of red. I was thinking socks. Here's the chunky monkey skein I spun (602 yd and 5.2 oz). I have enough for socks, a hat, maybe a vest; to be decided at a later date.
And here are some rovings I dyed recently and spun up. The first is a blend of merino wool/cashmere/angora. I plied two different colorways: "Wine Country" and "Wine Country Marl". One roving was painted with more solid colors and the other, I left white spaces in between the solid colors for a more heathered effect. This skein has 674 yd. and weighs 7.7 oz.
And lastly, I painted this roving the other day. It is superfine merino wool and I wasn't sure about the colors, since they were not calling to me. I was conflicted and thought I better spin a couple of ounces just to see what might happen. Yesterday, I spun two bobbins and plied the colorway on itself. It spoke to me. Wow! I love it. I think I need to do more of this colorway, which I have now named "Sevilla".
So all week I have been calling the court on a daily basis to see if I had to report for jury duty. As of 11:00 a.m. today, I have skated by and haven't had to trek up to Santa Ana. I've got my fingers crossed that they won't need me up there. I hear you can't bring knitting needles. Oh, no!