Archive | April 1, 2008

I’ve Found Fibre Heaven!

And it’s at the Black Lamb!!!

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We were lucky enough to be going through Port Hope on the weekend and I was so happy to be able to visit the store! I was so pleased on so many levels 🙂 Excellent friendly service – the owners are so great to talk to – the store is fabulous – the fibre is beautiful and the prices are excellent! I am a happy customer 🙂

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I bought six pounds of mill ends…just over five of the superwash merino in four colours (in pencil roving which I think is great) and just under a pound of an ivory colour seacell/silk (70/30) blend – FOR ME! 😉 My son has claimed the grey/black, my older daughter the lavender/purple and my younger daughter isn’t so sure, lol. I just LOVE that now I can spin for sweaters and I’m saving money over what available wool would cost!

I was able to finish my skein of laceweight two ply for the spinning challenge I’m participating in…I ended up with about 30 wpi and 333 metres. I’m unsure about weight as of yet as I haven’t taken it down from drying yet 🙂 I have another little skein because I didn’t guess the balance correctly so I ended up plying that onto itself and it’s quite nice as well. I’ll be skeining that today so I’ll know my total yardage and total weight soon!

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And, the lace weight singles – not my favorites..I do prefer two ply or more…seems…unfinished…I think it might look great in a pair of the Selbuvotter gloves/mittens though, mixed with either black or white.

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More pictures of the two ply;

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Have a fabulous day! I’ll be winding rovings 🙂

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