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the boys

Meet Daenerys’ Little Ram, D1

The moms and babies were temporarily brought into the barn for check ups. So, I finally got an opportunity to see the babies up close. D1 (for now) is such a cute and curious little ram. He is the first spotted baby born on the farm which makes him extra special. Daenerys is a wonderfully protective and attentive mom, just like her mom Jerlys.

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Quick Question For Spinners

Do you pre-draft? Did you pre-draft when you began spinning? Should I avoid pre-draft and just learn to draft as I spin? I ask because my very first attempt with the drop spindle was SUPER fat. I didn’t know that I could/should divide my roving. My more recent and more successful attempts are generating very thin yarn. I did pre-draft but am wondering if maybe I divided the roving too much. And, I am thinking my fat-thin-fat issue is from over-drafting in areas.

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Any advice would be most appreciated! 🙂

 

I Think I’m Doing This Right…maybe

WP_20140527_16_05_25_Pro[1]My very first attempt was SUPER fat. I figured out that I was not drafting properly. So, this is the second attempt. I think I am still starting with too much fiber. This seems so fat for a single. Yes? 🙂 Third time I will go with half of this amount, see what i get.

The good news is I am learning and my drop spindle technique has improved. Also, I can now say with confidence that most of the VM spins out of our dark chocolate roving from Jerlys. And it really is so soft!