I went to a "Spin In" a few weeks ago (Oct 18th), held by the Bishop Hill Fiber Guild. I carpooled with my new "fiber friend," Heidi (who I met at our local famer's market).
She brought her wheel along
An Ashford Traveler.
So I could participate in the "Beginning Wheel Spinning" Workshop.
After ~1hr I had this much done
I also attended the "Sheep Breeds & Wool Uses" Workshop...loads of great info.
Of course, I made a couple purchases from Black Socks Sheep & Wool.
Two oz black CVM Lamb roving from "Emily"...I think.
And some of the first batch of yarn they had spun...
Five oz of aran wt taupe-colored CVM from "Sparrow"
Fast forward...I was able to go over to Heidi's to keep spinning the white corriedale & got ~ halfway thru the 2 oz.
Fast forward again to yesterday...I met up with Heidi at a craft show she was selling at & spun for almost another 3 hrs to FINALLY finish the 2oz.
DD watching me spin
It now looks like this...and took a total of about 7 hrs to spin.
It is REALLY fine. I think it's average fingering to lace weight...when plied...YIKES!
I'm spinning 4oz of worsted-aran weight gray on my kick spindle to ply with it....gotta find the time tho...