Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 185 : Plying !

Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 185 : Plying !

De la Toison au Tricot n° 185 : Ça se retord ! I’ve already spun a few bobbins of this lovely pink-beige-brown blend. But now I’m faced with a bit of a dilemma ! What am I going to ply this yarn with ? Obviously, you can always ply two identical yarns together. But...
Update & Restart !

Update & Restart !

Faire le point & relance ! It’s hard to believe that it’s already 2021. 2020 was a rather difficult year for the Spinning Shepherd : between a lockdown due to the pandemic, a few minor health problems, and some big computer problems ! In other words, I don’t need...
Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 175 : New Year’s Spinning

Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 175 : New Year’s Spinning

De la Toison au Tricot n° 175 : Filage de la nouvelle année ! Yes … it’s been a while. But that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been doing anything ! For the past few months the Spinning Shepherd has been quite busy : a two week trip to the United...
Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 170 : Spindle Spinning

Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 170 : Spindle Spinning

De la Toison au Tricot n° 170 : Filer au fuseau ! Inspired by Kerry’s beautiful lace shawls knit from fine spindle-spun Ouessant wool, I’ve decided to take the plunge ! For the past few weeks I’ve been spinning with this lovely little spindle made by Lynn and sold on...
Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 168 : This Week’s Spinning

Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 168 : This Week’s Spinning

De la Toison au Tricot n° 168 : Filage de la semaine The second bobbine has been spun and the two bobbines plyed together. The result : A lovely skein of wool (50% Ouessant, 50% Alpaca-Mohair) that measures 396 yards and weighs just 2 oz. La deuxième bobine est filée...
Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 167 : This Week’s Spinning

Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 167 : This Week’s Spinning

De la Toison au Tricot n° 167 : Filage de la semaine A little bobbine with just 40 grams of finely spun fiber that will be plyed for knitting lace. For this project, I am using very fine white Ouessant wool and a blend of alpaca and mohair that I dyed blue-green. Une...