Look! More Handspun!

I realized as I started to write this that I never blogged the trip where I purchased this fiber, but that’s okay! I’ll do it eventually. I’m still going to show you the finished product πŸ™‚

Let’s all take a minute to appreciate how beautiful this is. Ready?

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Oooooooooooh…

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Ahhhhhhhhhhhh..

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Okay, now that that’s out of the way, I can tell you what this is! I got this from Enchanted Knoll Farm, and if you remember from a loooong time ago I was freaking out trying to figure out what to do with this lovely. The colors are brilliant and saturated, and I didn’t want to muddy them. Also, the fiber was new to me as well, with a really long staple length. This is mulberry silk of the finest grade, and it is even softer than it looks. It is amazingly smooth and silky and it feels wonderfully luxurious. I made Greg hold it and immediately and without prompting he put it right on his face πŸ˜› And then he tried to steal it! For someone who isn’t a yarny, I was very surprised. He enjoys the finished products of knitting, but this is the first time he has evinced any desire to have just the yarn with no product in mind.

I feel like this turned out looking like a carnival! The colors are fun and exciting, and in order to keep them separate, I chain plied this beauty. I think this is going to be a cowl, because it’s only about 170 yards of sport weight. It will be perfect for that, because silk is lovely and warm. I am, however, open to other suggestions.

Thanks for reading friends!!

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7 Comments

  1. A cowl would be great for it, although for that softness it may just require some time to be set on the desk where it can be pet and admired, maybe that’s just me. πŸ™‚

    • Oh yes, it’s totally a pet skein right now πŸ™‚

  2. She’s a real beaut Clark!
    Definitely needs to be a cowl, I wish I could reach through and pet it. Herringbone is great for variegated wool, or it would look so nice as a ziyal, or if you could get your hands on some super soft alpaca it would make a delicious spotted giraffe cowl (omg, with quivuit?!? I dies!)

    • I love all of your ideas! I really need to score some Quiviut eventually.

      • I’ve had the pleasure to pet some quivuit, and I’ll never be the same. It’s what a cloud should feel like!

  3. I’m of the same mind as Introvertedknitter and Knitinthesquare … this would make the most delightful cowl!

    • It’s so soft you wouldn’t believe it. I think it has to be around my neck πŸ˜›

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