Recently I’ve been spinning a lot of new yarn. I like to switch from one activity to another because it makes things more fun. This way, I can also let my eyes rest for a bit after I’ve been crocheting for too long. There’s also something very relaxing about the sound of the rotating spinning wheel.
So here’s what I’ve got:
I mixed two different shades of blue merino top (commercial), a little bit of natural white merino top (commercial) and dark grey jacob (from a local farmer). The natural jacob was just greasy enough to hold the threads together very nicely when I was pulling them out of the rolags. Spinning this yarn was a blast, really. I love it.
2. Natural Yellow Merino
The yellow yarn is a combination of a naturally hand-dyed merino (from our sheep Matylda!), a little bit of white merino top (commercial) and a hint of dark grey jacob (from a local farmer). I used the woolen technique again and plyed two singles together.
The yellow wool posed quite a challenge. Since it was completely natural, it had some dirt a and dried pieces of plants inside. I had to remove that manually, because it wasn’t removed during the cleaning and brushing process. Also, there was a lot of little “balls” in the top, which I was trying to remove as I went as well. That’s the thing about “real” natural fibers, you get to experience where the sheep/ goat was wondering about and what souvenirs she brought back with her 😀 😀
3. Princess Charming Yarn!
I’m saving the best for the last 🙂 I call this yarn Princess Charming because it’s just so charming and stuff! And it’s too pink to be Prince Charming, obviously.
I decided to learn new spinning technique, and I chose the spiral spin. Let me tell you, it was quite a bit irritating at first. My mom literally told me to go chill somewhere before I continue. But I’m not the one to give up easilly 😀 After few minutes, I started to have an understanding with the spinning wheel. And damn, it was worth it!
I’m already envisioning a cute soft sweater in my mind. Gotta make more of this yarn first, though.
I’ll be happy to read any comments you might have! Thank you for reading 🙂