Top or roving?

For the century when I actually do start spinning (which better be [I]this [/I]century :teehee: ), did you start with top or roving? I just watched the Knitting Daily that talks about the difference. Pretty cool. Which do you prefer to spin, or do you like them both?

I’ve only taken one class so far so I don’t have an answer to your question, but could you post the site so I can watch this "knitting daily thing you are talking about?

I saw it on PBS. I just looked on youtube, but I didn’t see it.

K, I be a total noob at this whole spinning thing so could someone please explain the difference between roving and top? I do know the difference between rolags n roving (differing prep methods). But this top thing is eluding me.

welp…to answer the question lady violet asked… i started with commerical combed top… i’ve since then spun from locks, batts, fluffs but haven’t yet used a true roving… i suppose batts pulled into roving would be close enough but nothing prepaired as roving

i like it all! :slight_smile:

and to fibrenut top is basically a totally combed prep…

this thread could be helpful… there are pictures!

and also there is an offsite link i posted there for a spin off article that i think explains very well different sorts of fiber prep

Sooo, basically to put it in a nutshell, top is to roving as vaseline is to petroleum jelly.
Whereas top is the specific prep and roving is sort of a general term for prepped top or straight alligned fibres. I think I get it, sorta!!! LOL:thumbsup:

I’m no expert, but from what I’ve purchased, I prefer top. It seems to be smoother, and much easier to spin.