Wednesday, 23 April 2008

A little yarn

I forgot to post any pics yesterday of my recent spinning. Doh! Last week I spun up some beautiful roving I got from Fyberspates a while back. It's an alpaca/cashmere/silk blend and the roving was buttery soft and light as a feather.

This is how it started out:

Cashmere alpaca silk roving

And this is what I made with it:

Silk/Alpaca/Cashmere Handspun

The yarn is just as soft as the roving was, I keep getting it out and hugging it.

Silk/Alpaca/Cashmere Handspun

It's about a dk weight, and it's spun up a little bit thick and thin due to the variation in fibre lengths between the alpaca and cashmere. I like it a bit uneven, and I love the way the pinks have turned out candy-striped in places. I haven't measured the yardage on it yet, but I'm thinking I might try knitting a lacy scarflet or something with it. It's certainly soft and enough to wear around my ears on a chilly spring day.

Next update will be after I've been to the Wonderwool Wales festival this weekend. Mel and I are headed there on Friday, and we're so excited! Hopefully the weather won't dampen our enthusiasm, as we're camping for the whole weekend. I guess if it turns wet and cold we can always hide in the yarn we're planning to buy...

1 comment:

Bea said...

Fingers crossed the weather holds up for you. Have a super time - be gentle with your bank account ;-)