I know that the main Romney in the news lately is the one running for president, but the truth is there is another very important Romney that deserves our attention. Romney is a breed of sheep! And it is very fun to spin!
It’s a long wool, which some people don’t care for, but I love. I feel like it sort of spins itself, actually. I made my recent Mukluk Slippers out of some 2-ply Romney I’d spun. The fiber started as this:
GAH! Isn’t that gorgeous?! It’s 4 oz. Hello Yarn Romney in “Splendid,” the April 2012 Fiber Club.
I used roughly 166 yards of that for my slippers, leaving me with about 56 yards for something else. This pattern for Camp Out Fingerless Mitts seemed to be just the thing.
And wow! They were done in a flash. I had to supplement just a wee bit with some leftover Pigeonroof BFL, and I still didn’t have quite enough yarn to make them as long as I wouldv’e liked. But I’m still pretty happy with them.