There are some projects that take a wee bit longer than I anticipate. For Christmas I received a beautiful 7oz of locally sourced Wensleydale wool available from the Moches Farm in Colgate, Wisconsin.A gorgeous natural ivory-white, this was like getting a little cloud for a gift. Do you see how it clearly says ‘7oz’ on the label? Despite having the label right there with it the whole time and the fact that it was clearly 7oz, for some reason I had it in my head that this was 4oz. When the singles weren’t done in a weekend, I re-checked the label to find my mistake. Somehow this was a set-back in my creative process and this turned into a slow-going spin.
This was my very first foray in spinning a longwool. I have to admit, I found it really enjoyable.
It is slightly more uneven & a smidge heavier than I was hoping. Both characteristics I attribute to my first run with a longwool — it took me a bit to get used to that longer staple length. Overall, though I am in love with this yarn. And I think I have just the right pattern for it… now, just to wash & dry it so I can get knitting!