I have been sick for a couple weeks now and nothing much has been getting done, except things that can be done from the couch. This skein has taken me several days to complete, but I am very happy with the results.
I bought this mohair roving from Inger Maaike’s Etsy store a few weeks ago:
I wasn’t sure what to do with it, as it was so dense I think I could probably have beaten someone with it. There was no way I could have drafted it as I spun. I did have it suggested to me that I could predraft it, but that is singularly unappealing to me.
This makes my drum carder perfect:
Isn’t it pretty, like mermaids tresses:
I would like to say that the sign that says to keep hands clear means it:
I don’t think I would trust a motorized one of these, and I really wouldn’t recommend one to anyone with problems with depth perception.
Finally the batts were done:
I have never spun mohair before. I thought I would attempt my first lace weight with it, but mohair is slippery and this was not going to happen, so I just started spinning a single.
It’s so shiny.
I thought back to Diane Varney’s Spinning Designer Yarns and decided this would be the perfect time to try boucle. I did the tricky plying as directed and came up with this:
It is a little odd, but I think it will be fine when knit — curly.