As the snow continues to build up outside, I have been snuggled down and spinning.
The fibre is titled “Unsung”and dyed by Kinfolk in blues, pinks, greens and purples. 100% organic Polwarth wool. It became a soft, heathery yarn, almost 500 yards of 2 ply from 4 oz of fibre. A dream to spin, it did not take long at all.
Next, a very fine 2 ply of 50% camel, 50% silk. This colour I called petroleum because the colours reminds me of looking at a gasoline slick, and the finished yarn has a silky hand.
I’m looking at knitting patterns to see what will become of these yarns.
Meanwhile, a favourite knit of mine, is this wedge-shaped shawl, I knitted from the previously spun “Spinning the Blues” yarn spun earlier. The pattern is a mash-up: the shape taken from one pattern, the lace from another and the picot edge from somewhere else. The shawl is a joy to wear, and to touch.