Dyed in the Wool has posted its first shop update for 2017 and there are 15 new rovings in there for you to spin up.
Just check out a few of these!
This is the 2016 Indiana State Fair Grand Champion fleece from a Lincoln Ram named Sherlock. It is soft, shiny and wonderful!
This sweet, true-black fiber is from a Lincolnfolk named Papagaya.
So, go and check out the rest that Dyed in the Wool has to offer. There also is the 2016 Indiana State Fair Reserve Champion fleece in there as well
During 2017, I am hosting a breed/fiber study on my Fiber Pusher Podcast Ravelry group, but I want to discuss what I am learning as I am going. In the Rav group, there will be one post for the entire fiber type study which will summarize the breed/fiber.
I decided I wanted to start 2017’s study out with the nicest fiber I own, which is the Paco-Vicuna that I picked up at The Woolery on Dec 26th. Sandy and I bought an ounce at $39, which we split. So, the sample I am working with is 1/2 an ounce or about 14 grams. There was a bit of veg in this fiber, which you have to pick out every bit you can find. This fiber is so fine and so soft that any extra bits feel like boulders.
Spinning it was a joy. It drafted easily and made for a consistently fine single. Because I only have 1/2 an ounce, I am going to ply this back on itself to create a 2-ply so I can have enough yarn to knit and weave samples to test it. Due to its dark color, I still am undecided on whether to dye a sample or not.
Here you can see the fineness of the singles. I wish I had more of it, at least enough to make wristies to test wear. After the study has been completed, I will see how much is remaining and go from there.