16 wpi = Sport Weight
2.5 oz 200 yards
Care Instructions: Hand wash in cool water with mild detergent. Do not twist or wring. Roll in towel to remove excess moisture. Lay flat to dry.
I love this shot of the roving before being spun into the yarn on her spinning wheel. It's always fun to see where your yarn came from.
Split Rock Ranch also sells prize winning llamas from their herd at the site Split Rock Llamas. I've always been fascinated by llamas and I enjoy reading about her animals on her blog here. Here is a description of her site:
"We are a small ranch located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies. We raise, train, breed and sell llamas and fiber, handspun yarns, handdyed fibers and handmade items made from natural fibers."
She also sells her hand knitted garments made from her own fibers on her site and other fiber goodness. I have bought her Basic Needle Felting Kit with Instructions, Fiber, Felting Needles and Foam Pad to the right. I've started playing with it and I love all the colorful fiber that was included. I've also bought a drop spindle with some roving from her last year but I must be honest that I haven't conquered the spindle to date. I'm hoping to take a class later this year to learn from someone in person.
For all the knitter's out there this is about the best prize you can imagine. You don't often see a giveaway for handspun merino wool out there.
See the contest rules here to find out how you could win the Spring Celebration Handspun Merino Skein from Split Rock Ranch!