Thursday, February 14, 2008

Plied Shetland fleece

Plied Shetland fleece
Originally uploaded by butterflyjones03
I purchased a lb of shetland fleece from Rhinebeck in 07 wanting to try my hand at my new hand carders.
I was not real happy with the stuff. Fought with it lots. It was supposedly already cleaned. Ok?? hmmm.
Well, it was not the greatest but I learned a lot from this experience.
As I went along I learned to allow the fiber to card and spin the way it wanted to and stop fighting with it.
I ended up with a semi-soft yarn. Worsted weight. It is ok - I will dye it, maybe a hat, who knows.

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