Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A mid-week snack

I thought I would show off my spindling skills a little. I am sure you remember the awful yarn I was producing on the spindle early on. It is now much better yarn! I haven't finished a spindle-spun skein yet (except for some samples) but I am spinning a lot on my spindles.
Can you see the lovely, even, thin single I am spinning? A lot of the credit goes to the fiber and the dyer. The fiber is Polwarth and it drafts like butter. The dyer is Chris of Briar Rose Fibers. There is not one felted spot or nepp or anything in this fiber. I am fascinated by the color. I enjoy the variation in color as I spin, but I am curious as to how it will look when plied. I think this is definitely going to be a gorgeous lace shawl when it is done. Maybe I will even get 2-ply laceweight instead of fingering weight, which is what I am expecting.

The spindle is my very first one - a Bosworth that I bought at Rhinebeck years ago. It has taken me many years of not-spindling to get this far but I love to spindle. It is just that my attention span for it is very short. But this fiber is definitely making it last longer.

1 comment:

Elysbeth said...

Mmmn, Polwarth. Delicious.