I ordered some fibre from Susan’s Spinning Bunny as my reward for completing my NaNoWriMo novel this year, and it has arrived:
(I’m having a hard time taking good photos because the sun is setting earlier, so the colours you see are not necessarily accurate.)
I’ve never spun a batt before. This one on the left is angora, merino, and silk, probably an ounce of fibre. I was expecting it to be more orange, but pink and yellow should blend into a good colour. It’s not going to be enough to do much with, but it’ll be a learning experience. It’ll be my first time spinning angora too. I have some I got at Maryland and haven’t had the nerve to try and spin yet.
The bump on the right is Panda top, 60% superwash merino, 30% bamboo, and 10% nylon. I was expecting the Sunrise colour to be more orange, but this could be fun as a little lace scarf. I’m producing a consistent 3 ply light sport weight yarn on the wheel. The 4oz ball of Cormo is nearly spun, I’d like to ply it over Christmas and see if I can knit a hat from the Jacob I spun earlier in the year.