Thursday, March 23, 2006

Hard Won

So back in January sometime I bought a beautiful polwarth/cormo fleece from Treenway Silks:

I have been slowly chipping away, washing small batches in the kitchen sink (our ancient water heating system within our ancient steam boiler cannot fill a tub or a washing machine with hot water) , heating water on the stove, over and over for multiple wash and rinse cycles. I finally accumulated enough to merit spinning and have been working on that for the last month or so. It is amazing how many hours were spent to produce this;

About 4.5 ounces, 500yds or so, of stunning, soft brown(color looks accurate on my screen), lofty, softy yarn. My hope is to be able to wash/spin enough of this to make myself some torso-covering garment - depending on my stamina and patience a vest or a sweater.

Progress on the shawl has slowed, due to trying to focus on finishing up the spinning, as well as making sure I'll make my Sockapaloooza deadline.


Blogger Rosa said...

Looks fantastic. The effort truly paid off.

8:26 PM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

Beautiful! That stuff is so soft! I just like to touch the little batts I made from it. I haven't gotten as far as spinning it yet.

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Elli said...

Wow, that looks amazing! The color is wonderful...

8:46 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

It looks soft and sproingy.

10:45 PM  
Anonymous Chris said...

Gorgeous! I'm imagining it draped around my shoulders and me just snuggling deep into it - yum!

7:53 AM  
Anonymous Wendy said...

That's pretty. It does look like it was worth the effort.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Gorgeous. And man you're a trooper.

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Lori said...

That looks so soft and lovely! I love the color.

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Dianna said...

It looks well worth the effort you've put forth!

11:37 PM  
Anonymous Monica said...

Very nice, looking forward to seeing what it becomes. :)

2:28 AM  
Anonymous mamacate said...


11:27 PM  
Anonymous Joy said...

How Beautiful!

10:19 AM  
Blogger Debi said...

For someone fairly new to spinning you REALLY have a knack Erin!! Lovely!

3:37 AM  

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