I started with a 2-3 ounce skein of purple merino roving from CJ Kopec Creations. My mom picked this up for me at a yarn shop sale, around the same time that she bought me my spinning wheel. After practicing first with some spare roving pieces, the purple merino was the first full skein I spun, as an average-weight singles.
|You can just see the purple roving waiting its turn on|
the couch while I spun my first bit of scrap roving (white).
|Purple Merino plied with Gray/Brown Polwarth|
The skein came with me to France, and this fall I knitted it into this nice cowl. I cast on the cowl at my first Tricothé meeting, the knitting group I've joined here. You can find the knitting pattern here. I cast on a few less stitches, as I was working with less yarn and wanted to make sure the cowl would be tall enough. It was a nice simple pattern which shows off the yarn well. Any questions, feel free to ask! Otherwise, enjoy a few more photos :-).