I received this wonderful box of birthday gifts (for my birthday tomorrow) from my Ravelry sister, Laura. I have been frustrated with my yak spindle project, it is not the fun spinning I thought it would be and I was thinking of what would be fun to spin and then I received these delightful rovings and DVD box set today.
Starting with the top left, we have a batt of cormo & possum carded together. There is also another batt, I could not fit everything in the photo. Laura had a fellow Raveler with a drum carder combine these lovely fibers into two batts for me. Next, the purple batt is a merino/possum blend, incredibly soft and carded into a thin strip that is ready to spin, with no predrafting. On the bottom right, we have New Zealand Halfbred combed top at 27 microns, similar to merino, but with a 4" staple length, it will yield a more durable lace yarn. There is actually half a pound of the combed top, not all of it is in the photo. Qiviut, the down fiber from Musk Ox, is the amazingly soft ball of roving in the lower left corner. I will spin this into a 2-ply lace yarn and knit a Ptarmigan cowl. "The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency" DVDs will be perfect to watch while I spin my beautiful rovings. Laura wanted to send me fibers I had never spun before and she certainly has.
Thank you to Laura for all of my fabulous birthday gifts!