I love Blue Faced Leicester wool. It has a long staple, it’s easy to spin and it has a bit of a sheen. Wonderful against the skin… it’s just one of my favorites.
I haven’t done a lot of spinning since having the horrid rash of a couple of years ago. So I got out my trusty Kromski and the wool I’ve had for quite some time.. (like years)… and decided to give it a try and see if I could get by without the rash. So far.. so good..
I finished it about a week ago. Lovely.
It came rather thick and thin, but that’s ok with me.
I dyed it on Thursday when my friend Sheila was here. She had never seen any kind of yarn dyeing, so she was thrilled. 🙂 The BFL wool was added at the end of the dyeing process and turned into a lovely aqua color that will be beautiful when spun. The purple (grape) kool aid always separates out into many different shades and colors.. Love that.
I have yet to measure to see how many yards I actually ended up with after the fulling and dyeing, but I’m thinking there will be enough for a small blanket… or a shawl..
I hear the dryer buzzing at me, so had best get with it. Have a wonderful day.. 🙂