Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 189 : Getting Ready to Ply

Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 189 : Getting Ready to Ply

De la Toison au Tricot n° 189 : S’apprêter à Retordre It must be said that it isn’t always easy to find the “perfect” yarn to ply with a multi-color fiber blend. As for me, I have a marked preference for a yarn that is more or less neutral that can bring everything...
Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 188 : This Week’s Spinning !

Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 188 : This Week’s Spinning !

De la Toison au Tricot n° 188 : Filage de la Semaine ! Between the garden and the sheep, I found a bit a time this week to spin the beautiful Corriedale-Alpaca blend. I have 8 little bobbins of yarn. Cette semaine, entre le jardin et les moutons, j’ai trouvé un peu de...
Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 187 : Hand-Painted Top

Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 187 : Hand-Painted Top

De la Toison au Tricot n° 187 : Une mèche peinte à la main As a general rule, I work almost exclusively with Ouessant wool. Of course, I do buy other fibers such as silk, alpaca, or flax. But when it comes to wool, I use the wool produced by my own flock. But …...
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...