Huzzah, Blogger's back up!
I've been spinning some pencil roving:
It spins like a dream. No drafting necessary, just hops right on. From Sassy Spinster in Lancaster, TX. You also get to see Edna, my spinning wheel, purchased from eBay a year or so ago - came in a huge box. Very fun!
Then washed and hanging (like the setup? two hangers, a shower, and groceries!):
And the finished product! (With a new Margery Allingham from Murder by the Book.)
One skein of pencil roving yields 45 yards. Anyone have a pattern for 45 yards of somewhat bulky?