My yarns are dry! So now for the round-up…
#5– Scottish Blackface
A very frustrating spin; it’s not really my cup of tea. The finished yarn is surprisingly squishy and fun, though, so at least there’s that. This wool has a great potential for art yarns or decorative baskets (the locks ranged from 4” to 8”), but I can’t see wearing it. Felts relatively well. (Mine was a lamb fleece, so take this all with a grain of salt. Besides, every fleece is unique 😉
I spun up 1.2 ounces for 24 yards of bulky.
I spun up two separate samples here 😉 The undyed was extremely coarse; I can see it maybe for hard-wearing, not-against-the-skin things– like boot insoles or something. The dyed sample was from a different producer entirely, and not that bad– still not next-to-skin soft for me, but maybe for someone else (maybe hat-level? It ain’t too bad). Obviously takes dye quite well, and spun up really easily.
The dyed sample was 1/2 an ounce and 20 yards DK; undyed is 1 ounce and 28 yards aran.
#18– Bluefaced Leicester
I goofed on the photos, so no progress shots…
I love longwools; they are my absolute favorite thing to spin :3 This was an easy, smooth, enjoyable spin; I’ve spun BFL before, so I had some fun with it. I’m excited to make this into something for myself; the drape kinda rules out a hat, but maybe something for my neck? I’ll pattern browse, I guess.
4 ounces of loveliness spun up into 114 yards of worsted/aran/bulky (varies).
So right now I’m working on Icelandic (I’m studying it with a Ravelry group), and I’m getting ready to spin up Swaledale…which is one of the wools I got in this sampler:
Sooo psyched to spin these! I now have 25% of the wools gathered up. I also found a Rav user with some rare UK breed fleeces for sale in the US; I messaged her to ask about possibly putting together a sampler for me. I’m pretty hopeful 🙂
On the list to be spun next:
- Dorset Horn
Now back to searching for the perfect Coopworth or Cotswold cross fleece to spin and ply with the Kramer fleece (Coopworth/Border Leicester/Corriedale) so I can make a large cloak for myself…