Are you as sick of my yarn diet as I am? Well, I had a bit of inspiration a week or so ago and was led astray by the lovely Helen from The Josie Kitten blog.
I was reading one of her posts about getting her hands on some lovely fibre and I had a complete light bulb moment. Fibre isn’t yarn….yet, so surely I am allowed to buy fibre?
It has been a while since I have had my spinning wheel out. My lovely Lendrum wheel has been languishing in my mum’s loft and, as much as I find spinning oh so relaxing, I simply haven’t had time, what with making a concerted effort to finish projects.
Helen had written about some beautiful fibre she had bought from Picperfic’s Fluff n Stuff– – you really must check out Marianne’s shop. I chose Smoothie in the lovely blue colourway and Wylie in shade Doris.
I took Helen’s advice to split the fibre before spinning to keep the colours reasonably consistent when it came to plying but, as you can see, I didn’t split it evenly enough and I still have a lot of singles on a bobbin. I will have to try Navajo plying to use it up. But aren’t the colours glorious? I haven’t spun with a silk blend very often and I will need to increase the draw speed so that I don’t get as much twist when I spin the next lot. Now to decide what to make with my new yarn.
Hooray for fibre!