Sunday, March 11th, 2012 | Author: The Gnome
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Ok we’ve got…
Fibers: Exmoor Mule/BFL, Charollais, Shetland, Columbia, Targhee, Jacob, more Texel, and the new yarn Kappa (Alpaca/Wool)
Colorways: Achlyos, Blooms on the Heath, Bluebird of Happiness, Brassworks, Cardinal Flower, Cotton Harlequin, Dahlias, Edge of Midnight, Garnet Ore, Golden Vanity, Green Grow the Rushes, Greener Then You, Iku-Turso, Into the Green, Iron Sky, It’s Not Easy Being Green, Lapis and Malachite, Maplewood, Midnight Magic, Mud Season, Nectarine, Old Copper Kettle (fiber and yarn), Owlet, Purple Emperor, Rodeo Rose, Rose Red, Sunrise, Swamp Thing, The Deep Magic, The King in Yellow, Upon the Sea
Like I said, new yarn! Kappa. This is a lovely soft, squishy, half alpaca half wool yarn. It’s quite nice and knits up warm squishy and delicious. I’ve got some other things to do, but I hope to post something knit with it soon. There’s a pattern I’m designing for it.
Charollais: Originating in France, Charollais is a downs type breed. Not merino soft, but this batch is beautifully dense and quite soft. Soft enough for almost all next to skin wear. A lovely wool from some happy sheep in Canada!
Columbia: This was one of the first U.S. breeds! They have soft, lofty wool very reminiscent of their Rambouillet predecessors. This is an excellent wool for spinning up delicious squeezable next to skin wear! Often considered a “medium” wool, I would classify it as “fine” especially this particular batch!
Oh, and I never talked about the Texel I put up last week. There’s more up now.
Texel: A Dutch downs wool, with great loft and memory. These sheep are big and boxy, bred mostly for meat and thus often looked over for their lovely springy wool! Reminiscent of Dorset to me. The yarn spins up surprisingly soft and very lofty even if you spin it worsted (though this is a carded prep so it won’t be “pure” worsted).
This is a three-ply worsted spun on a spindle, yarn. Thoroughly thwacked.
That’s all for now! Sorry the update went up so late, it took me longer than expected!
Gobo’s been crashed out against my foot
That’s all for now!