Combed Cotton

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.


About littlehawkyarns

I'm a gardener that is trying to provide good food for my family to enjoy. I have two children, two dogs, a husband, four chickens, and four cats. In addition gardening I enjoy handwork such as knitting, crochet, and sewing. I'm in the process of trying to learn tatting and embroidery as well. I am soon adding more critters to the collection since we just got property and I spin yarn.
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