a preponderance of punctuation marks (reedrover) wrote,
a preponderance of punctuation marks

Spinning cashmere

Tonight's single-ply spinning is brought to you by Majacraft, Springtide Cashmere, and the 2008 New York Sheep and Wool Festival.

Yes, I have a bit of a stash of exotics that I really should work through, even before I count my yummy Christmas sampler present. And yes, it is way different to spin than mohair. Little! Tiny! Fuzzy! Fibers! Because I just finished a ton of mohair, I wanted a break. Because Achaosofkittens just gave me some gorgeous exotics, I decided to dig through my stash for some of the older matching fibers to do my practice runs.

The next challenge is, of course, what to do for the ply. Do I ply it back on itself, or do I make the second ply something coordinating or something contrasting? For coordinating, I think I still have some kid Alys around here somewhere. For contrast, I could keep spinning more exotics. I have camel (darker brown) or yak (grayish brown)...
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