Have you had your fiber today? 365

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washed, carded and ready to spin

washed, carded and ready to spin

Saturday has become the day of the week that I try to fit in extra time for fiber. Not the eating kind, but the warm fluffy kind! Today I spun and plied some fiber that I had bought at the first Oregon Flock and Fiber festival that my mom, sister Rhondi and I attended.  The raw wool (unwashed) was from a texel sheep. They are known mostly for their big meaty lambs, but their fiber is nice too. Not super soft like a merino, but not itchy either. I washed it and dyed it with green kool-aid and carded in bits of other colors of wool that I had on hand.  I love the look of the un-spun fiber! I spun it up on my new Pocket wheel (thanks sis) and plyed it together to make a nice bulky yarn. I think this will become a simple, wear around the house sweater…… eventually. I love this whole process, and I will not just have a sweater to wear, but one that reminds me of the fun time we had at the festival. –Sandy 

 

bobbins

Singles waiting to be spun together to make a bulky yarn

 

Plying together the singles on my pocket wheel

Plying together the singles on my pocket wheel

 

Won't this make a nice sweater!

Won’t this make a nice sweater!

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