Taking a Break

I finally filled a bobbin with the merino/tencel honey-colored top; I breathed a sigh of relief and realized I needed to spin a bobbin of something different, just for variety and to keep my sanity.  Focusing on spinning top that is that fine and slippery required lots of concentration.

So, this week I switched to some 100% merino top; it’s a multicolored top with strands of honey, orange and pink (The color is called “Cassis”).  When spun it has a pinkish brown/orange cast.  It will make a really attractive sweater.   I pretty quickly filled up that bobbin.  It’s much faster spinning than the merino/tencel blend.

Now I’m back to spinning the merino/tencel, hoping to get another bobbin done so I can make a two ply yarn and try knitting a swatch to see how the yarn knits up.

I’ve started a natural white sweater with the white Correidale yarn I spun a few weeks ago.  I’m knitting it loosely, so that it will be a good sweater for spring.  I’m putting in some yoke designs with some navy blue mohair.  So far the dark blue looks good with the natural white yarn.

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