Spinning an Iris Garden
Thanks for all the comments on the cowl idea. I haven't decided quite what pattern I'll use (I won't be making Batman's cowl though - thanks Rick). Someone asked how the Merino and Hemp was to spin, so I'll tell you. It was wonderful. I didn't find it much different from spinning Merino, but I had trouble with Merino when I first started spinning too. I either couldn't draft it or it just slipped out of my hands too fast. At the time, I wasn't regularly predrafting unless the roving or top looked compressed. Now that I predraft everything (yes, everything) I haven't had problems spinning anything. I haven't spun every fiber out there by any means, but the ones I've played with have all been pretty easy once I predraft the fiber.