JUST when I said that the colour palette has come to more soothing tones … This arrived in the mail:
Now, normally, I do not order much online. I don’t even have an amazon account. I have made exceptions for spindles or fiber though, and this was one of them. These fibers are from Das Mondschaf (link to her shop), and they are absolutely gorgeous.
Now, I have been spinning on and off for a few years now. I own two drop spindles – one that I got at a Renaissance fair and a second, smaller one from Ashford.
I also tend to buy unicoloured fibers – don’t ask me why – and I have a lot of Merino (I learned to spin on Merino, and I only learned that it was “hard” later. Ah well. 😉 )
I also have to say that, while I finally went and bought myself a wheel (!) in May (!!) (Anna, please don’t be mad that I haven’t contacted you yet about yours; we DEFINITELY have to meet!), I like the spindle a lot, it seems to be more “personal” somehow. (Then again, trying to spind for the Tour de Fleece gave me a patelly inflammation, sooo … 😉 ) Maybe I just need to learn how to warm up a bit more to it.
Okay, back to the picture on the top of the post.
The fiber on the right is 100% Polwarth – I like to start with “pure” fibers to get to know them properly before I start with a ton of blends, as I figure that this is easier.
If you have read this blog for a while, you will know that I am not a big fan of the colour pink. But since the other top I had ordered was sadly out of stock, I opted for this one instead – and I have to say that I don’t regret it a bit.
The top weights 125 grams, and as you can see, there is a lot of pink …
The other top
Was love at first side. I already thought it beautiful on the website, but when I spread it out
and it can’t get over how beautiful it is. The colours remind me so much of the illustrations in a children’s book, and it is absolutely gorgeous. This will become a 3-ply, and I’d like to spin it on the spindle … And I am already a bit nervous because I’m afraid I won’t do the colours justice.
I am just glad that I will have a bit more time to decide …
Have a wonderful first advent Sunday, my friends! Take care!
All the love,