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Monday, April 26, 2010

Spinning

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Yes, Finn and I did some spinning over the weekend. Finn had so much fun trying to roll sneakily in the fiber when I was trying to decide what to spin. Some fiber barely gets a snozzel (the more widely available "mass produced" types of fibers, they're probably cleaned a little better) and some fiber is amazing, sheepy, smelling goodness that makes him want to throw himself on it and wallow for a couple of hours. I think most of us know how he feels even though we're less likely than Finn to actually do it.

I have a total of 8 ounces of this, which is 50/50 mohair and border leicester lamb's wool (and smells of sheep). I got it from Kid Hollow Farm at MDS&W and the colorway is called Kiwi. I've spun their rovings before and just loved both the spinning and the yarn. I will be spinning this as a 3 ply yarn and I'm shooting for a heavy fingering weight for the finished yarn. I know from my previous experience that this fiber makes lovely socks. I have another 8 ounces of a different colorway of this for more socks, and I also have 2 pounds of it for a sweater. I know this won't make a next to the skin pullover, but I think it will make a great, drapey cardigan to toss over a T. Someday...

In the meantime, Finn and I will spin away on this.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Turtle said...

gorgeous! looks like the morning mist over a stream!

10:07 AM  
OpenID miss-andraya said...

Beautiful, and *cough* who says Finn is the only one who rolls around in fibery goodness?

10:30 AM  

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