Saturday, July 24, 2010

Tour de Fleece Day 22: Nearly there...

Washed, fulled, whacked, dried, and skeined -- it's qiviut! About 130 yards of, well, probably fingering to DK weight plushy soft yarn:

Also started test-spinning the Santa Cruz fleece that I've got combed out. I'm thinking this might not be State Fair entry material, at least not in its current state:

That's spinning from the tiny little locks, and as you can see from all the little brown flecks, it still has a lot of trash in it that I'm still having a heckuva time getting out. I'll borrow some carders and see if a good, brisk carding gets more out, and if spinning woolen works for this fiber. It's got such a tight crimp that spinning worsted from locks feels like spinning elastic!

1 comment:

Mereknits said...

What are you thinking of doing with the Quivet? I have some beautiful Quivet and am too nervous to use it.


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