Yep, productivity is the word for this week’s spinning. I started back to work this week, so I made sure to relax with a bit of spinning.
First up was some Superfine Merino (Pomegranate) from Southern Cross Fibre. It turned into some slightly uneven 2 ply. It’s very soft and squishy, about 165 yards in 100g. The colour is stunning.
Next I dug in the stash and pulled out some fiber I’d been curious about for a while: Manx Loaghtan from HilltopCloud in Wales. This is one of a few breed-specific bags of fluff that I’ve bought from Katie. Her service is prompt and the fiber looks great. Last year I spun up some Black Jacob, and I’ve still got some Wensleydale, Lincoln and a BFL/Camel blend to play with.
Anyway, back to the Manx Laoghtan. It was quite easy to spin. I just let it do what it wanted to and it didn’t want to be super skinny or very thick. I ended up with a 2 ply yarn that isn’t exactly soft, but it’s not rough either. The finished yarn seems to bounce back marvellously when stretched. I think it would make some excellent mittens. I have about 255 yards in about 100g.
It’s been a creative week here too. There’s been way to much to show in one post, but here’s some PlayDoh fun: an angry bird, as well as a scene that my daughter put together: