Thursday, 7 July 2016

Tour De Fleece day 5

I finally got round to plying the herdwick,  I spun as much as I could bear to and will save a lock or two to go with the knitted samples. The remainder is probably destined for the bin.

I didn't get round to washing the gifted fleece, will hopefully catch up with that tomorrow.

I couldn't resist having a quick spin of the Jacob now it's all dry. The fleece will be separated into colours and graded for fluffiness.

As I use Jacob in my fair isle knitting I will spin a good size skein of each colour aiming for a 4ply thickness


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

You do such beautiful work! I think I should save my pennies and make a trip just to learn from you! ;-)

Araignee said...

That's an amazing amount of progress. The Herdwick looks lovely as does that pretty basket of fleece!