Tour de Fleece Days 4 and 5

Yes, I know. I’m late posting this update. Here’s the thing. Day 4 started out with our Internet being out. Then, shortly after it finally came back on, we lost power, thanks to a very nasty line of thunderstorms that went through and left thousands without electricity. And day 5 was grocery shopping. Need I day more?

Anyway, here’s what I did day 4 and day 5.

The singles I spun on days 1 and 2 were plied into a beautiful silk 2-ply yarn.

The tussah silk singles I spun on days 1 and 2 and plied on day 3 into a beautiful silk 2-ply yarn were wound onto the niddy noddy on day 4.

I spun up the silk hankies into a lovely singles.

I spun up the silk hankies into a lovely singles on day 4.

Silk caps are like silk hankies except they are shaped differently.

Silk caps are like silk hankies except they are shaped differently.

I got about half the silk hankies spun.

I got about half the silk hankies spun on day 5.

The only difference here is that the bobbin is a bit more full of this lovely Greenwood Fiberworks merino.

The only difference here is that the bobbin is a bit more full of this lovely Greenwood Fiberworks merino.

Today is day 6, and I will be finishing the silk caps and spinning more of the merino. I very much enjoyed spinning the silk hankies, but I’m not so fond of the caps because they are much more difficult to separate than the hankies. Live and learn. 🙂

There is a good tutorial on spinning silk hankies here.

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3 thoughts on “Tour de Fleece Days 4 and 5

    • Silk hankies and caps are made up of a bunch of individual silk cocoons that have been stretched over a frame. To spin them, you separate them so that you a sheet of one or two cocoons which you then stretch out into a long stand that you then spin. There’s a really good tutorial on spinning silk hankies here. (When I originally posted this comment, I included a link to the tutorial, but apparently one cannot publish link in the comments, so I inserted it into the blog post.–Pinko Knitter)

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