I can tell you that they are probably going far better than mine. I have yet to pull out the fiber I decided upon for my spinning project (the superwash Corriedale that was to become socks). Instead, I have been spinning some green batts that were the first to ever come off my drum carder.
I had received some very, very dark green with touches of red and yellow fiber from Deep Color in a swap several years ago (see the yarn to the right). It was one of those cases where I highly doubt my swap partner had read my questionnaire because I had listed green as a color I don’t like. (It wasn’t even until everyone was supposed to be finding out who their secret swap partners had been that I realized that my partner had fallen off the planet. Oh well.) So, I had this nice merino that just happened to be dyed a rather unfortunately color. I tried spinning some of it, but hated the color so much that it languished on a bobbin for almost a year and a half. I ended up using it as my first attempt to Navajo ply because I didn’t care if I completely screwed it up.
I had spun less than half of it, so I still had over 2 oz. of this fiber laying around. Then, I finally decided to get brave and try to use my drum carder. I bought an ounce of bright yellow silk from Spunky Eclectic; it was a color called Walking on the Sun. I blended the 2 together and got a much lighter grass green. The silk also add a great feel.
I have been wanting to practice spinning from the fold and these batts seemed like good practice fodder. Next thing you know, that’s what’s on my wheel. The problem? I started spinning it back in September, so I definitely don’t believe it’s eligible for the Ravelympics. My wheel got put away after I had spun only 1 of the 4 batts I had made because the new puppy showed too much interest in wanting to chew on the treadles, which I just couldn’t let happen to my beautiful Catherine. When I got the wheel out to begin working on the superwash Corriedale, I saw the silky green bobbin and couldn’t help myself. The Corriedale was forgotten.
At least my knitting is going okay… I think.