The roving it self is lovely, it was creamy white with a darker core. Unfortunately, I was too new to the art at the time to know understand different types of processing and how to best spin different wools.
This, as it turns out, would have been better off as a fluffly, bulky yarn. I was forcing the carded yarn (that I swear had some sort sticky stuff added in to it) to spin fairly fine and ended up with some wicked lumps throughout.
Despite the issues, it is now all finished and blocked and will still look fine as the weft in a woven piece that will become a hood for my boyfriend.
Because this is wrapped up, I was able last nigh to move on to the nearly-black Gotland we got at the MD Sheep and Wool festival this past spring and it is not only silky to the touch, but the processing is very loose and the fibers are pretty much aligned and it as nothing short of a joy to spin! It will definitely not take me over a year to spin all of this! (Of course, had I not kept getting distracted by other, more interesting, spinning opportunities, this Icelandic would have been done in shorter time as well. lol)
This was all spun from a Shetland wool I bought at Brush Creek Wool Works at Pennsic and this, like the Gotland I mentioned above is a delight to spin. I have about 250 yards finished and much, much more to go, but it is a nice project to take with me to events and on camping trips.
The green in the photo is the Borgs Faro 6/1 wool that I used for weaving my apron dress so that there is some basis of comparison. I plan to use this wool as part of a sampler to show period weave structures using a period weight of yarn that is also single ply.
In all, I am extraordinarily happy with this particular bit of spinning!