Targhee so lovely...
At the spinning guild meeting last Saturday (oh, yeah, I'm in the process of working up a blog for my spinning guild, Wild and Woolly Women of the West, so stay tuned), I finished spinning up the Targhee wool top:
Lovely stuff. (Yes, this is the dark blue of the three I asked about in that contest a while back). Handpainted by Mountain Colors, and purchased from Woodland Woolworks. I think this is the 'Midnight Sky' colorway.
As you can see....predominantly deep blues, with some purples in there too. A more subltle colorway, the color effects are really there to add depth and dimension rather than stand out and say "Handpainted Roving!!!". I like.
A section of the roving:
I definitely enjoyed spinning this one up. Soft, sproingy, requiring a fair amount of the fluff and floof, but not as much as say, the sock yarn. Spins even, could go thickish, or thinish.
110g/3.9 oz (finished yarn...bought in a 4 oz. lot)
493 yds (451 m)
Approximately fingering weight; 15-17 WPI.
Hmmm, this would make some nice socks methinks. (For me of course, since I couldn't give anyone else cold wash socks right, well, maybe another knitter). Or a lacy wrap thingy....enough for one too!
Nice stuff. I'd spin it again! It was similar to spinning Merino, but a little easier to draft. Soft as some Merinos too.
I'm hoping I'll get around to weaving in the rest of the ends on that scarf soon so I can block it. It would be nice to show a little knitting eh?