Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tour de Fleece Day 19: Ah, faith and pygora!

(If you say that with a fake Irish accent, like the Lucky Charms leprechaun, you'll realize I was trying to make a rather weak joke there.)

With the cashmere done, it's on to 2 ounces of 80% pygora/20% merino batts from Rainbow Farms Pygora. I got a hefty start on it today, over half of the first of two batts.

The batts look like this:

And the singles are looking like this:

As soft as pygora usually is, this batt feels surprisingly "crunchy" to spin. But then, there's a whole lot of blue dye coming off on my fingers, so I'm guessing this will need a whole lot of washing (and perhaps more heat-setting) after it's spun to remove (or set) the excess dye and restore the silky softness.

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