What is my favorite mohair fleece to spin?
I just listed a new art yarn colorway in the shop. I have been working on this colorway for a while now.
The inspiration of this homespun yarn was a giveaway in honor of Honey bees and Beekeepers. It reminded me of the Wild Flowers that bees use to create honey.
The dominant color through out the handspun yarn is honey, gold, and greens in various shades with small bits of yellow and orange. This represents the bees and their honey. There are pops of pink and white with a little pale purple and blues here and there to represent the wild flowers in a field.
This yarn has so much texture and color. It is a Super Bulky weight, a textured yarn that is very workable on a set of needles for knitting and hooks for crochet. It would also be wonderful for use in textured weaving. I can picture this woven into a shawl, scarf or a wall hanging.
In fact, here is a scarf I wove using Honey color yarns that I dyed and a partial skein of this textured yarn. Look at the wonderful texture and contrast with the smooth lace weight yarns. So much fun.
Use it as the main art yarn in your piece or as an edging or accent for effect. Listed in the shop now and avaiable for purchase.
My birthday was a bit of a surprise and shock. My entire goat herd except one bred late, all kidded in less than a 24 hour period.
AND IT SNOWED 8 INCHES!!
So all babies had to come into the house to save their lives, this broke the bond with their moms and I had a house full of bottle babies.
I did about zero spinning and lost 6 weeks of my life that are still a blurr with very few distinct memories.