I've really been enjoying my new wheel so I've got more hand spun for this edition of Fiber Friday. This time I tried my hand at spinning some merino wool. I loved spinning it up although I don't think my results so much improvement I was able to get a thinner yarn some of the time. I think that is because of the nature of merino being a little smoother than the other fibers I've tried so far.
This fiber came from Copper Pot Woolies on Etsy. It was 4 ounces of merino fiber in a nice big fluffy ball of roving. The color is named elegant autumn. I ended up with about 162 yards of yarn. My husband picked this out as his favorite hand spun skein so far, so I will set it aside for a hat for him.
I've decided that there is a positive aspect to having a stash of spinning fiber. For the same or even less money, I'm ending up with fiber that I will actually get to use and enjoy twice. The first time the fiber will be used for spinning and the second time will be for knitting. How can you pass up such a great deal?