06 July, 2012

one hundred, fifty-first skein

I spun this skein from Tunis wool that was washed with its few matted tips brushed out a little.  No more preparation than that.  There are a few slubs in the yarn, a small price to pay for avoiding prep work.  You could say I spun it from the locks except the lock structure was indistinct.  The yarn's texture is springy and spongy. 

The fibre wanted more of a backward draw than I'm used to; that is, the hand holding the fibre moved backward away from the spindle instead of the other hand nearer the spindle pulling fibre down away from the mass.  My hands were farther apart than usual.

For now this skein goes on the shelf.  It could be useful knit into a small object for showing heritage breed wool at demonstrations.

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