I posted last week that I was spinning up some Devon longwool from one of last year’s Wildcraft fibre club installments.
Here is the finished yarn:
That a 3ply DK weight yarn totalling 290m and weighing 241g. The two larger skeins are a traditional 3ply, whilst that wee little skein is the leftover singles that I navajo plied.
I’m actually rather surprised at how well the Devon longwool n-plied. I thought I’d end up with rope, but it is just as lovely as the traditional 3ply. This has given me a lot of hope for the Wensleydale braid I bought off the Wensleydale Longwool shop a few years ago. It is a dyed braid and I was really hoping to keep the colours intact as I have visions of stripey Wensleydale socks. After this little experiment I’m going to try navajo (chain) plying the Wensleydale. Why not? The worst thing that happens is that it doesn’t work.
I appear to be on a slight sock spinning kick as I started a new braid of fibre this week.
This just came in the post last week and it jumped on the wheel paying absolutely no mind to the other fibre in queue. And I’m loving it.
This is 150g of a superwash English Wool Blend (from Wildcraft). I love this blend. It is hard-wearing, fabulous for socks (those I’ve spun thus far are holding up really well), and it is so easy to spin. I’m really happy Karen is doing the 150g braids now as I always found myself running short on yardage with only 100g. One of the pairs of socks I made for Joey ended with 2” of yarn left over after kitchenering the toes… and he doesn’t have large feet.
I’m planning to finish this up this week as I only have one bobbin left to spin. That and the Tour de Fleece starts on June 30th and I’d like to have my wheels free and clear to start the Tour with a clean slate. :)
I haven’t quite decided on what I’m spinning during the Tour, however I have some BFL and some Polwarth off of Southern Cross Fibres that I’d lovely to play with, as well as my November 2011 Wildcraft club fibre that I keep promising my husband I’ll spin so we can buy the coordinating millspun for his cardi/jumper. Not to mention that Wensleydale, which I’m now quite excited to try out, the Merino/Bamboo I got for my birthday, and the fact that my July club parcel should be arriving during the Tour. So many options, so little spinning time.