In Which the Pirate Gets New Fibre.
Last week I mentioned ordering the sample pack of Buoy Blend fibre from Hipstrings, and today it arrived! The package had a cute sticker on it:
I got six one-ounce samples. They’re crisp but not crunchy and smell deliciously sheepy. Seriously, I have shoved my face into the little bundles at least three times already. But wouldn’t this make two gorgeous gradients?
Top row: Mussels (rich purple, blue, and brown), Urchin (purples and brown), Rose (pink, cream, and tan)
Bottom row: Depths (deep blue, rich purple, and brown), Bay (medium blues and brown), and Sky (light blues and tan)
I can’t start spinning it until I clear the bobbins, though. I’m plying my TdF combo spin and wishing that the Woolee Winder bobbins for the Schacht-Reeves held a full four ounces (they don’t). And that plying job will take approximately forever, since I mean to cable the two two-plies together – each one has to be awfully overplied first, so it takes twice as long just to make the two-ply part of it, and then I have to ply the whole thing again. It will be worth it!
(And then I’ve got a bobbin full of yak-silk, and another half the fibre to spin… pics of that later. It’s amazing. It’s the softest thing I think I’ve ever touched.)