The second is a exercise in procrastination. The roving is 4 oz of Louet Northern Lights pencil roving that I bought at Lettuce Knit in Toronto during my honeymoon. I spun the singles over a year ago on my little antique wheel, wound them off onto toilet paper cores and put them in a box and promptly forgot about them. I was going through a box and found the singles and trying to figure out what I wanted to do with them. If I did a regular 2ply I would have ended up with roughly a worsted weight yarn enough for a hat or something along those lines. Instead I decided to ply it with a black thread. It set off the colors nicely, over doubled my yardage, and gave the yarn a nice texture. I think it will eventually turn into a Skinny Ruffles Shawlette by Linden Heflin (whom by the way, I am in love with). Her patterns are always so well written, timeless, and just darn cute!
My next summer spinning project is probably going to involve a pound of Shetland roving that I got at a previous Fiber Expo in Ann Arbor. It's soft and smooshy and I think I'm going to aim for a DK or Worsted weight to combine with a commercial yarn for a sweater when the weather gets cooler.