Saturday, December 09, 2006
I have met the Midas of Fiber!
I am dead serious! this woman turns whatever fiber she touches into pure Gold!. Spinderella's mill is just a few miles away from my house. So every Fall or so I take my alpaca's fleeces for her to card and spin. I have it blended with wool for elasticity. Last year she spun it into weaving yarn. You can see pictures here. This year I had her spin it into worsted weight. Oh my! it came out so beautiful! It is soft, consistent and just crying to be knit into sweaters! We'll see.
While I was there, I saw this beutiful silk she had just pulled out of the carder. Handyed in lovely colors. The green one has hues of yellow and the "mora en leche" sorry I can not come up with a color name in English :) has hues of red! Of course I could not pass on and brought home two ounces each color.
Silk is usually fiddly to spin, it is hard to draft and best spun from the fold. But this stuff just drafts itself. In turn it does not create that little tiny mess that silk usually forms at the end while spinning. Click on the pictures for larger. More pictures here.
Off to spin more silk!......I might have to go get some more!