With my recent cotton roving order I purchased one pound of combed cotton roving. The webpage said it can be more difficult to spin but I thought, “What the heck. I’ll go for it.” Oh, me and my pig-headed-ness. It is more difficult. It is dreamily soft and when it is working the yarn coming out of my hands is beautiful. And when it quits working and I let the twist get behind my hands then it is a beast of its own. ARGH! I will win. Just not last night. I had to take a break. I was just getting frustrated.
It is very interesting how a little different preparation of a fiber can make such a difference when spinning. Combing and carding make for two very different feels.
I’m headed back to the combed cotton. I had good luck getting the carded cotton spun. See the new addition to the Product page. Yesterday was my spinning group’s meeting and I got quite a bit done with the green. Now with a bit more confidence, practice, and determination I’m off to see about getting some of the other cotton spun.