Last year, after the 2016 tally post, I decided to finish one more spinning project because it was almost there already. This rainbow of puni rolags is my 35th and final finished spinning project in 2016.
After combing the wool for the From Woolen to Worsted project I did last year during Tour de Fleece I had some leftover fluff. I decided to card that to punis and spin them up at some point.
I had not tried puni style rolags before, neither making them nor spinning them. It was during making them it became obvious that the hand cards I had were too coarse for merino, so the punis didn't come out as smooth as they could have. Thus the purchase of new finer hand cards at Syfestivalen.
They didn't spin as smoothly as the combed top does, but that is the nature of woollen preparation. I spun the punis into one single onto a paper quill on my bead spindle and used the plying bracelet to make a 2-ply yarn.
Due to the woollen texture, I don't think they are suitable for embroidery other than couching or Klosterstitch (German laid work), but I quite like the texture of these little minis.
I haven't quite figured out what to do with them yet, but as an experiment, they taught me so much. I'll definitely be making, and spinning, more punis.