Hello again on a very misty and damp Yorkshire morning...
it feels like November already!
I wanted to show you a very lovely fibre I've just been working with,
a new one for me from the Romney sheep, originally
based in the Romney Marsh in southern Britain.
I only had a small clump of the wool, quite dirty but what a lovely crimp!
Here it is a mere 50g, washed and carded.....
.....on checking it out in one of my books I decided that as the fibres felt so fine
I would carry on and spin it in my usual worsted manner,
quite fine and just enough twist to hold it as a singles.
......then to dye or not to dye!!
Some new acid dyes I've just bought gave me this gorgeous clear blue
which I used on just one end of the hank.
......and now I've started knitting it up in this simple but lovely
cockleshell pattern, the 50g has given me just 200m so we will
see how far I get.
Do I like it.....definately yes. This little batch of fluff has given such a soft light yarn
the knit is making it quite springy....most definately worth the effort. :0)