Wednesday, February 11, 2009

"Icelandic 2 Ply Yarn......"

I bought a "raw" (unwashed), "morrit" (natural brown color) Icelandic Sheep fleece from Joan, who lives in Maine. I washed it awhile ago (November 18, 2008 blog entry), carded a portion of it (December 8, 2008 blog entry), dyed some of the carded batts, and then spun singles of the dyed and some of the natural. After filling a bobbin of each, I then plied the 2 together. This is the results of that plying. I took a few photos, with this one showing the closest to the real color of the yarn. I've begun knitting a pair of socks with this yarn and I like the feel of it. I'm using a pattern for "boot socks", as this yarn is a little heavier than some of the other sock yarn I have spun before. They'll be nice and warm.....THAT is guaranteed! :)

2 comments:

MollyBeees said...

Gorgeous! It looks so even and soft! Great job!

Kitty Mommy said...

That yarn is just stunning!