Saturday, October 3, 2015

Yakkity Yak

Have been slowly (and intermittently) spinning away at this lovely fiber for well over a year. It sat in my stash for nearly a year before it got onto the wheel.

It's been so long...and I lost the info band...that I can't remember if it is a yak/cashmere or yak/silk blend. Pretty sure it's the latter, but it's irrelevant to the fact that this stuff is soooo incredibly soft and lovely.  True, it was a pain until I got the message from it about how it preferred to be spun. 

And now, here is the first bobbin, spun and plied into the first skein of what appears to be (pre-soak) mostly lace weight to light fingering weight yarn. Scale weight is coming in at 4.9 ounces which should translate to well over 400 yards. I won't know exactly until it is soaked, hung to dry and re-skeined. Straight off the bobbin and niddy noddy it hangs perfectly balanced...yay me!!!

Still to be spun sits 5.3 ounces of soft sin. 

I'm going as fast as I can.  Not really, but let's stick with that little white lie for now, shall we? 

What do you think it wants to be in its knitted up grown up life?  Keep in mind there most likely will be a total of 800-1000 yards of final product yarn.  Pretty sure beads need to be involved. I'm all ears for your suggestions. 

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm ... a shawl of course springs to mind, but maybe also a long vest. Or an open-work sweater, lacy ... hmmm.



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