Monday, March 5, 2018

Finished Fleece

Last fall I was given a raw fleece from a local farmer that raises sheep for meat.

This was my first raw fleece that I cleaned and processed myself. I bought hand combs and thought it would take me a year to finish.

I am pleased to say that I finished spinning it! This pile represents 880g of fibre combed and spun into 1845m (2,018 yds), and 578g (20.4 oz) of yarn - it is about fingering/sock weight. 

I also finished knitting a pair of socks. These were knit with yarn from a double strand sock blank that I had dyed in a gradient on a diagonal, so it created micro stripes. I used one end of the balls for the contrasting heels and toes.

Since I always have socks on the needles I started another pair using some hand spun yarn.

For sewing this week I kept up to date with the two quilt alongs that I am participating in -

This quilt block is the Antebellum Album block #2 from Civil War Quilts blog (12" block).

And this quilt block is last week's 1880 Sampler Quilt from Temecula Quilt Company blog (4" block).

All the best!♥︎


Lady Locust said...

Well done! I am learning backwards (probably appropriate for me 😉). I raised sheep, then learned to spin, trying to learn to weave - next to process the fleece. Your before and after pictures are inspiring.

Sally Hurley said...

Neat. That spun wool looks lovely. The socks are really pretty, too. So the pattern is all in how you dye the yarn?

Sue SA said...

Love your TQC block, that is the best looking design from HST I have seen in a long time...I have a box full of HST that I want to use up!
Beautiful socks, the colour is gorgeous.