Finished spinning the Kid mohair / Polwarth / Silk
Got the hang of it eventually. It is sitting waiting for its bath, definitely drapey, 2-ply laceweight.
Photos when I can steal my housemates phone because it has a better camera!
I got 556.5m / 608.5yds
Here’s a sneak peak from my MacBook’s terrible camera :)
So I’m finally spinning again.
Yesterday I received my recent shipment of the luxury fibre club I am a member of.
The contents of the braid are 50% kid mohair - 25% polwarth - 25% silk
Now, I have never worked with mohair before, polwarth and silk yes, and I’m very happy spinning it. This however, is a pain in the ass…I have to put so much twist in it to stay together. If it drafts apart then it taken ages to get it re-attached without another bit falling off…grr! The problem is, too much twist and it gets all ropey.
Frustrating to say the least!
It has been wound off.
Nice and squishy. Interesting texture before going in for it’s bath, the locks were really smooth and shiny, spun up you can still feel the smoothness, but with added texture…strange.
Apologies for the absence.
I was out of the country for 2 weeks and I haven’t had any mojo.
I did bust out a load of beautiful locks, no idea how many grams, fluffed them and then spun them all tonight. I have a ridiculously full bobbin, but it is lovely and squishy.
No idea what I would make with an artsy yarn like this, but I like it so far. It’s very different for a change!
Better pictures in daylight coming soon…can’t stand having a phone that doesn’t have a good camera.