I had a very tough time deciding what my next spinning project should be. There’s all the lovely stuff I brought home from SAFF, plus all the lovely stuff I got at our new Columbia shop Luna Lola (also at http://www.lunalola.com/). And no, I have not yet posted about my visit there on opening day! Once I take photos of that stash I will post.
Anyway, what to spin next? Silk? Yak/Silk? Merino and play with fractal spinning? Learn a new spinning technique for wool? I have to say that I’ve had enough wool for a little while, after the last batt. And I have some really interesting shawl knitting patterns that I’m dying to spin for. Shawls do well with yarns that have drape and sheen, so, Yak/silk it is.
In particular, I’ve decided on 2 braids I got at SAFF this year plus the green yak/silk I got there the year before. I’ve spun three samples at fingering weight so I can see how they look together. I think the results are speak for themselves!
The individual fibers: