Spinning again

I find that I do a lot more spinning in warm weather. I know that’s the way it worked, like, yore (since you’d shear the sheep in the spring and spin it all up to make the next winter’s woolies), but it still feels like right to my post-industrial little heart.

I finished a batch of black and white tweed alpaca/silk that’s probably sportweight overall. I have more than 1400 yards of it, which is enough for just about anything, I’d say. I’d love to make a Still Light Tunic with it, but I’d have to rejigger the pattern; it’s written for fingering-weight yarn.

My current project is about 7 ounces of merino/tencel that looks like hematite. I’ve had it for more than 10 years, probably closer to 15 really, and was expecting it to be pretty unpleasant to spin. It’s not bad, actually, especially after all that slippery alpaca. I have a couple of other smallish amounts (under a pound) of fiber that I think would look nice with it, so I think I’m going to spin up all of the singles and then decide if I want to ply for an ombre effect. I don’t know if I’ll manage to clear out the fiber stash before fall, but I’m putting a pretty good dent in it.


  1. penny Ross says

    Why in the world did it take me so long to
    find this blog? Would love to see if
    the wool from Sardinia was used in a project.

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