I asked Mollie again if she would like to be guest author today, but apparently she was otherwise engaged
So you’ll have to make do with me.
Last summer, I bought a whole Shetland fleece from the Rare Breeds Show at the Weald & Downland Open Air museum but never did anything more than wash it ( I couldn’t put that off, it stank!). Finally, I have got round to carding it – well, some of it, anyway. I seem to have been carding for hours and have about eight batts of approx 50g each but there is still a whole bag full of fleece left! How can this be? I’m not complaining though – the batts are sooooo soft and sproingy and I can’t wait to start spinning. I’m going to aim for a DK weight and use it for a cabled cardi, hopefully. If there’s any left (which is probably quite likely – there’s tons of the stuff), I’ll try a laceweight for a traditional Shetland pattern. Ambitious? Maybe, but there’s no such word as “can’t”, right?
pictures of the undeniably green shrug