I scored a Bowmont fleece! Bowmont is 3/4 merino and 1/4 Shetland, and it's bred in the UK. Sola made herself comfortable while I inspected the fleece.
Here's an unwashed lock with delightful curly crimp:
Here it is, washed:
A section of it, dyed and combed with a cat brush:
I spun and plied it on a Wenge Spanish Peacock drop spindle:
I knitted (and crocheted) it into a (little) purse.
Someone had plans to go to a fancy knitting group, and she needed a purse to match her dress (and her yarn), so I gave it to her. :)
could you post the instructions for the cute purse?ReplyDelete
Thanks for asking. :) I didn't write it down. Basically, I cast on about 24 stitches and joined in the round, knit until I liked the length and then did three rounds of seed stitch. I sewed the bottom together. I knit a couple of pieces of i-cord, and then sewed them in place. I crocheted a motif (improvised) and embroidered it to the purse.Delete