When I got my first spinning wheel way back in 2008 I had no idea that there were people out there who dyed and sold fibre for spinning. So a friend and I bought 10 kilos of combed top (prepared wool), we divided it up and did some dyeing. Then I discovered the very talented Carle at Nurturing Fibres and a lot of the fibre that I dyed sat unspun for
years and years a little while. This year I’m working through my stash and that means that some of my early fibre has come to light.
I recently spun this up – it’s superfine merino fibre I dyed myself.
A side view.
This is lace weight. 112 grams and 638 metres. I’m not sure what I’m going to make with this yet.
While my stash of Nurturing Fibres fibre for spinning is running low. I do still have a
massively overwhelming substantial stash of Nurturing Fibre yarns. It quickly became apparent that there was not enough merino single to finish the runway hat, so I pulled it out and started again with some Nurturing Fibre sock yarn.
I’m glad I did, the colours are lovely. I’m heading to Perth in two weeks. My friends tell me it’s still quite cold there. Given that their maximum temperature yesterday was 15 degrees C lower than here I’m going to feel cold anyway, so I’m hoping to have this finished so that I can wear it there.
One thing about living in the tropics. and only visiting cooler places occasionally, is that Gorgeous Girl outgrows her winter clothes between visits. I was looking through her clothes yesterday and realised we are going to need to spend the first day in Perth buying her some long pants and some new sweaters and long sleeved shirts. I won’t be buying anything brand name or expensive as she’ll only wear them for two weeks and then they will sit in the drawer until our winter visit to Australia next year.