I ordered my first raw Shetland wool a few weeks back. As usual, I got busy with other things and it got put on the back burner (well, actually the front porch) for a while. I got it out the other day. Washed some of it. Dyed it. Green. And let it dry. This morning I started carding it. I spun a little of it and decided that though I loved the ease of spinning, it wasn’t quite next to the skin soft. I was thinking that Shetland would be a good choice of sock yarn and my tootsies are sensitive! Then I decided to blend in a little Tussah Silk that I had previously dyed yellow and blue – with much green as a result. Now I think I’m in love. I spun up a little of it and navajo plied it. It wasn’t Merino soft. But definitely a winner. I think it will make wonderful socks – that will ‘wear like iron’ if spun properly. These aren’t listed in my shop yet. I’m going to blend some more before I do. But if anyone is interested, let me know. I’m not sure how much I’ll have when it’s all said and done, but it should be about 8 oz.
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