Eventually I will have something else to talk about, but for now bear with me, things are busy round here and there's little else going on but sleeping, carding and eating.
Luckily I have friends who are kindly doing things that I can blog about!
This is one of the new luxury wool free blends, a mix of 65% Silk, 35% Kid Mohair.
Spun up it turns in to a very grown up subtle kind of colourway, greeny gold, with hints of turning leaf.
And here's the clever bit...
You can turn it in to your own version of a Brushed Mohair yarn. It's not quite as fluffy as most of the commercial yarns, as they have a far hgher mohair content, but it has a lovely delicate feel, and just enough fuzz, but not so much that you'll lose all the stitch definition.
You can however leave it as a smooth sleak shiny yarn, and knit something with drape that's more silk like, but with slightly more body than pure silk.
The pattern is Darling, Darling, Stay with me, and is great for handspun, a few customers have now knitted it and every version looks lovely.
The new blends should be heading in to the shop just after the New Year.