I’m always stunned when someone gives me a gift out of nowhere. Of course, those are the very best gifts. Turtlegirl76(see Favorite Links) attended the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival where she single-handedly cured every yarn vendor's economic woes. Better yet, she bought me a present.
At Guild last Tuesday, she gave me a four ounce braid of a mixed wool blending which was a green/red/brown colorway. Needless to say, I want to spin it well and make something outstandingly beautiful from it. I’ve spun ¾ of it in a fingering weight single—my default size—and it looks like I will have about 500 yards.
What to make? I think something lacy. I’ve been looking through my gallery of ideas and through Barbara Walker’s books. I have found some patterns I like. I don’t normally ever wear brown (a color I love but looks awful on me) but this is quite nice. I think it is the red—a color I wear often. I held it up to my face while wearing a red sweater and it looked nice. Very rich. Just goes to show that you don’t know til you try. Also goes to show that Turtlegirl76 is great with color.
I carefully saved the band with the info on the group who produced this roving and when I find it again, I will post that data. The stuff literally spins itself.