I searched far and wide to find a Cascade Mt. St. Helens spindle and found one at last at The Acorn Street Shop in Seattle, Washington. After several recommendations, I knew this was the one I wanted an the fact that it seemed to be sold out everywhere on-line made me want one all the more…….
This gorgeous roving is hand-dyed BFL by Enchanted Knoll Farm. The color is “Carmelita” and I bought it at the Loopy Ewe. Several of you had suggested I start with a BFL roving. I know nothing about this particular brand other than being mesmerized by the beautiful shades of color. I’m saving it for my first ‘real’ project. I bought some un-dyed Corriedale for the class.
My class is next week and as I wait patiently for it I’ve devoured Priscilla A. Robert’s book called Spinning in the Old Way. She recommends a few practice techniques using sportweight yarn before actually delving in to the roving. So I’ve practiced a bit and I’ve viewed a few videos on YouTube. I’ve found they all differ somewhat from each other which causes me to be a little hesitant about spending too much time practicing. I would hate to develop some bad habits right off the bat before I’ve even had a class!