Any other Wallace and Gromit fans out there? And if so, did you know that Shaun has spun off his own series?
How is this even remotely related to my ostensibly craft themed site? Here's how:
4 ounces of Spunky Eclectic Wennsleydale Longwool in colorway, Perfect Storm. That's right, Wennsleydale, as in Wallace's favo[u]rite cheese and the one thing that keeps him from true love. I get it, Wallace: cheese is full of the awesome.
This fiber was a gift from my dear friend, Julia, and it's my first interaction with Wennsleydale Longwool. Wow, what a delight to spin. It's a little courser than the types of wools I usually choose but not unpleasantly so. It'd certainly make for a great layering piece and it's a dream to spin. I spun it semi-worsted, but man alive does it have some loft going for it. I bet this stuff would keep you mighty warm in the winter.
This is about 170 yards of 3-ply using a chain ply method to maintain the color shifts. After washing, this poofed up to nearly a worsted weight.
But this is only my most recently finished yarn. I also spindle spun another 130 yards of the merino blend, I posted about before.
And I spun 2 ounces and 150 yards of Mongolian Cashmere/Silk in a three ply as well.
Let me tell you, silk is soft, cashmere is softer, but the two are just naughty when combined. I don't think there's another word to describe how soft they are. It's a warm glassy smoothness with a bit of sheen. Heavenly.
And just because I can, more of all three yarns.
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