Snow hasn't left us here in Downeast Maine this year. I believe we are on track for a record breaking snowfall year, if we haven't broken the record already. In early January, we had record breaking highs, followed by the best snow year we've had in some time.
In honor of snow storms, Spunky (Amy) made her Spunky Fiber club offering an Icelandic roving, in gray Icelandic with teal and blue in it. I've not spun Icelandic previously, so it was fun. Icelandic is a fairly long staple, so it was easy to get a fine yarn going without a whole lot of twist. I made mine a two ply, and while I haven't done a WPI, I figure it is between a sport and a DK weight.
It isn't the most consistent yarn I've ever spun, but with this one, I was really focusing on how much twist I was putting into the yarn, and wanting enough that I could ply it and have a nice yarn, but not so much to make it harsh. I would up with a perfectly balanced hank (two, actually), inconsistent thickness not withstanding. This yarn will remain special to me, because it represents my growing bond with this new wheel, and with spinning. Spinning is now almost daily, which shows in the byproducts!
As Icelandic is a light, warm fiber, and honoring its name and colors, I am seeing a Forest Canopy scarf from this. I even ordered some more from Amy with the intent that a pair of matching mittens or wristers (lined in cashmere for softness, more wind resistance and warmth), and perhaps a head covering of some sort will all be made to coordinate together.