24 January 2009

Maximum Pinkness

My first Fyberspates Luxury Fibre Club parcel arrived, containing this wonderful stuff. It's called Nef and arrived in a long length of roving that explodes into this incredible pom-pommy fluff when you break it. Lovely. It's 70% baby alpaca, 20% silk and 10% cashmere, and it feels it. I'm spinning it quite fine with the slowest whorl of the fast flyer, using my standard half-assed extended/long draw.

I've finished the LOL assortment, with a big skein of DKish two-ply. It's slightly over-plied - the hank wants to do a quarter turn - but I don't mind that because I much prefer the look of two-ply that teeters on the brink of overplying anyway. Which may be a sign I should do a nice round three-ply for a change...

Another parcel arrived from Wingham Wool Work, full of exciting stuff, but I can't photograph it at the moment as some activities are just incompatible with cats, and festooning the room with dozens of intriguing little bits of roving is asking for trouble.


Blogger Nikki said...

its lovely!!!

Any plans for it or is it going to decorate the place while you bask in its glory?

2:21 p.m.  
Blogger Dulcinea said...

Thanks! I don't know what to make, the house is full of scarf-like things but I feel like wearing them all at once at the moment because it's so bloody cold, so I might end up making another one. Or long fingerless gloves....or I found some cool old bamboo bag handles in a charity shop...ponder ponder

3:45 p.m.  

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