Friday, July 20, 2018

Knee Deep in Sheep

 I hate to be a broken record but the only thing I want to do right now is play in my fleece stash. I have an empty wheel and I had almost forgotten about this box of fiber I had cranked out on the carder back in April.

 This is Dirty Nora and she is a Shetland. This is what a batt looks like just before you tear into it for spinning.

 This is what it looks like when you start spinning it. I love the first pass over the bobbin. It's your first look at what you have. What I see is a lot of bumps and snarls. As expected she isn't going to be a very smooth yarn.

 So why not just have fun with her? I have a big bag of odds and ends I picked up years ago at the MDSW.

 If I spin a bit of that with Nora I get this. I see a funky lined hat in my future.

Speaking of funky, I have one bobbin finished of the Merino locks I dyed this past spring. I can't wait to see this crazy stuff plied. I just may be making lots of funky hats one day.


  1. Nora is going to be amazing.

  2. It's so interesting to see all the fiber you are spinning up! The Shetland will make a great hat!

  3. Nora was my mom's name Nora Eileen. they called her NOreen. :) Gorgeous yarn !

  4. Such beautiful colors! Have fun!!

  5. Such pretty colors! You are going to have some beautiful projects.

  6. I love those colors! So bright and happy!

  7. Robin egg blue is such a pretty color. Hat season is just around the corner...