I had my second class and have a wheel on loan for a week. I finished my first skein of homework on the wheel, white merino, as we used last week with the spindle. It came out very nice, I think. I got lots of practice drafting on the spindle, and the wheel seemed to go well from the start.
The wheel I borrowed is an Ashford Joy. Here's a picture of me with it on the porch. I'm hoping the Ladybug will come in this week. My mom will drive me over to trade. (I'm not cleared to drive yet, since my surgery... probably tomorrow.)
The roving I'm spinning above is the Lorna Laces "Rainbow," shown below as singles and plied. I think it will make a cute hat for Mitchell... maybe mitts, too, if I have enough. It is about 140 yards, total, from 4 oz of roving. (I finished plying the second skein since taking this picture.)
I also finished another skein of the Creatively Dyed "Pirate." The spindle-spun skein I finished last week is on the left, and the wheel-spun skein is on the right. They look pretty compatible. I'll probably alternate skeins when I knit, though. I'm not sure what I'll make. It is only about 225 yards, total. (It was 8 oz of roving.)
At class on Saturday, I also picked up a hand-dyed roving from "Spunsilver Creations," called "Dragon Fruit." I also ordered seven more (to get two pounds, enough for most sweaters).
Dyer: Spunsilver Creations
Colorway Name: Dragon Fruit
Content: 80% Merino, 20% Silk
Amount: 4 oz (x1, but ordered 7 more)