|"Go ahead, photograph me....again....if you must."|
Praise be to the internets because after a thorough search on forums and chats about my wheel, I discovered that others had had this experience and corrected it. It took me two days, but I also corrected the problem and my wheel spins again!
I set to work immediately. My first skein is something of a fibre sampler so I could see what each of the types of wool I purchased looks like in finished form. As I suspected, there is a fairly large difference in colour and texture, which means that I will have to stick to one breed for each individual piece for consistency's sake. I also was curious how many skeins I would get from a 1/2 lb of roving. Answer: five. That is a total of about 600-800 yds. I have no idea what that actually means for my piece but there is comfort in numbers and solid information like that, don't you think?
The next step is to knit and crochet some swatches to see what I like.