The great thing about learning to spin is that each new skein is a personal best. Spun 4oz of Blue Faced Leicester this week, my eleventh skein. It was Moon Flower almost-solid roving from Spunky Eclectic. This is great stuff, you could still see the crimp in the fibres when I laid it out to split into chunks, and the colour was fantastic. My plying has got a lot better the last couple of skeins. I love the tweedy look of the yarn.
It came to a whopping 224 yards when I pulled it off the niddy noddy! That’s my best by over 50 yds, and this stuff looks mostly even too. There’s a few rough spots, but I’m really proud of it. On Wednesday I spun the first bobbin of a real treat: 50/50 merino and yak from Crown Mountain Farms, the grey one. I’ve been saving this for when I was skilled enough to spin it. I have some pure yak in my spinning box for later from the same place, also grey. Both are wonderfully soft. What can I make with 200 yds of handspun yarn