I am halfway through the quilting on this vintage quilt for Millie.
The motif design is intricate but it covers 12" in a pantograph row so I make good progress each pass!
I got the next two sections of roving ready for spinning after a bit of quilting.
(Quilting is done standing up and I last only so long!)
This roving was a bit too dense, perhaps during the dyeing or packing or shipping so I had to tease open the length of the roving so the fibers would draft for spinning.
You get to know your fiber when this step needs to be added; it is a good way to learn the length of the fiber so you can give it a good consistent spin! It is a good way to save a roving that might have become a bit felted during the processing.
After spinning and plying, I wound the skein off the bobbin onto the winder. You can see how the skein transitions from pastel to intense color! The colors lined up almost perfectly except for a bit in the middle of the skein-funny how it works out! All told, a very good spin.
Doesn't this look wonderful! I almost always pop my new skeins right into water for a good soak and then hang them to dry so they will be ready for use when I need them.
Now I have two skeins of 4 oz of BFL to knit!