Thursday, January 25
Oh, what a pretty yarn!
My friends, Elizabeth S. and Liz M., came over yesterday to spin and knit with me for a couple of hours. The time flew by way too quickly. Elizabeth is working on a hap shawl and a felted bag. Liz brought her spinning wheel. She's working on spinning some Dorset wool into sock yarn. It's some of her hand dyed fiber. When she got tired of spinning, she switched to working on socks from her handspun in her signature Chocolate Princess colorway. While she was here, Liz delivered the roving she'd dyed for me. I was shocked, since I only took it to her last Thursday! She's speedy! The colors are all beautiful. I plyed the BFL and skeined and washed it in the evening. It dried overnight hung near our wood pellet stove. Isn't it pretty? Out of 4 ounces of combed top, there are 404 yards of lusciousness just begging to be knit. It's a spun a little thicker than the merino. It was such a joy to spin that I let it tell me what weight yarn it wanted to be.