I have been spinning consistently and it’s amazing what can be achieved! So far I have the light alpaca off the bobbins and ready to finish off the Mountain Stream Scarf.
It’s a beautiful yarn – thick, soft, heavy. I really like it so far and enjoy the handle of it as I knit it up.
See how “fawn” doesn’t cut it! What is this colour called?
I have also spun up the first batch of suint washed fibre – the other 1/2 of this colour is drum carded and ready to go after the New Year. This is 12 WPI (sport), 2 ply, 2009 Coloured Corriedale. The darker part of this fleece was the more course fibre so I deliberately picked it out for socks. The yarn is light, springy, slightly “crisp” to handle. Probably could have been spun a bit tighter for better wear as socks but I might include a strand of nylon when I do the feet of the socks to add a little durability….. Any pattern ideas for a man?
Colourwise it is much darker in reality, more a rich chocolate. I am really happy with the way it’s turned out but I am not going to allocate it to needles until the other 1/2 has been spun up. I am hoping I have learned my lesson with preparing enough yarn before beginning to knit!