Holiday Yarns Superwash BFL: This was very light and lofty to spin with; I actually found the rolag easier to work with than the prepared top, since the top wasn't compacted the way commercial fibers usually are. The prepared top was a bit slippery when spinning, but still resulted in a lovely single regardless.
Sweet Georgia Polwarth Silk: First off, I should probably say that I'll have a clear bias on this one, as Polwarth is in my top 5 favorite spinning fibers. This did not disappoint - the addition of silk gave it a luxurious feeling, even while spinning. I think spinning from the top was just a tad bit easier, although the single that resulted from spinning from the rolag felt much stronger than the one which was spun from the top. However, I do like the effect of both approaches with this particular colorway.
Mountain Meadow Wool Merino: This was another case where I preferred working with rolags over top, since the colors in the sample I received were kind of their own thing (in fact, it seemed like there were two strands of top together as one, if that makes sense - maybe I'm just crazy?!). Both spun up pretty nicely, however, and have a similar effect. Can you tell which is which?
Louet Northern Lights: This is an easy-to-spin wool which would be great for outerwear. It's sturdy with a good staple length, and I'm hard pressed to choose which I like best: the effect of spinning from the space-dyed fiber, or the heathery results of spinning from a rolag. Either option is a win in my book!
Yarn Hollow Mixed Merino: This was an enjoyable spin both ways, but I really love the gradient effect achieved from spinning directly from the top. The merino is sooo soft and easy to spin, and I absolutely love this colorway, Mermaid!
|L-R: Anzula (2ply), Yarn Hollow (2ply), Mountain Meadow Wool (2ply), |
Louet (3ply), Sweet Georgia (3ply) and Holiday Yarns (3ply)
Thanks for stopping by today. I'll see you back here on Wednesday, as I'll be taking the holiday off!