Sunday, April 13, 2014

Au Naturel

As much as I love spinning dyed fiber, there is something to be said about the simple elegance of naturally colored wool. My latest is chocolatey brown Jacob that I bought at MDSW last year. I split it in thirds and spun it up into a three-ply worsted weight.


I ended up with about 191.5 yards -- not my best, but decent. I'm planning on spinning the other 4 oz. I have (in a lighter color) to match, so they should work well for a pair of mittens and a hat or somesuch.


This yarn definitely isn't soft enough to wear next to my skin anywhere other than my hands. But it's rustic and wooly and sheepy and I love it.

The blog is going to be pretty quiet this coming week; we are taking Rainbow on her first trip to Disney World, and while I'm bringing some knitting with me, I doubt I'll have much time or energy to blog about it. I promise to catch you up on everything when we're back next weekend. In the meantime, I hope spring has sprung (if you're in the Northern Hemisphere) and you're enjoying the extra sunshine.

2 comments:

Monica said...

Love this handspun! Totslly agree with your thought of undyed fiber. Have fun in your vacation!

Stripeyspots said...

I love the look of that skein. I am dreaming about natural colours, but keep pulling out the dyed stuff. Funny, that.