The other day my friend Maggie asked me what I was spinning; so here it is Maggie.
It’s Blue Faced Leicester which is a long wool breed with very fine soft fibre. It is one of my favourite fibres to spin and knit with. This roving has been blended with silk and dyed by my friend Jeanette of Hummingbird Fibre Arts. I took the skeins of fibre and split them in 2 length wise and rolled them into ball for easy spinning. I don’t really know what I was thinking when I decided to ply these three together but It will make a cute hat.
Three bobbins full ready to ply.
And this is the yarn I ended up with.
Now I will set the twist by soaking it in warm water and then hanging it to day.