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...
Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 163 : Another Skein of Ouessant Wool

Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 163 : Another Skein of Ouessant Wool

De la Toison au Tricot n° 163 : Un autre écheveau de laine Ouessant ! I just love spinning beautiful Ouessant wool.This skein of 2-ply weighs 114 grams (4 oz.) and measures 406 meters.Perfect yarn for a lace shawl. C’est toujours une grande joie de filer de la belle...
Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 161 : Cabled Yarn

Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 161 : Cabled Yarn

De la Toison au Tricot n° 161 : Un fil « câblé » A couple of years ago, I came up with the idea of spinning a 2-ply yarn : One ply was black Ouessant wool and the other ply was a jewel-toned silk. I have to admit, that after plying the two together, I was rather...