But I love them sooo much.. I went to the weaving fair/ market in Hoorn and I emptied my pockets.. (but it’s okay, because I got a lot of fuzzy love in return). Broke but would do again 10/10.
Let me start with the last purchase of the day. These are handdyed and hand carded fibers from shetland and clun forest sheep living in the Netherlands. I love the idea that this fiber has been growing in one of the many Dutch polder landscapes. *le sigh*. I have no idea what I’m going to do with this stuff, but I expect it will speak to me when it’s ready.
Cashmere. I have it. 270 grams of it. It cost me a near fortune, but I have it. Now what to do with it…. hahaha lol just kidding I know EXACTLY what I’m going to do with it. I’m going to hug it (it’s 30 degrees Celcius out here.. so no I won’t hug it). I’m going to keep it at arms-length and adore it. (amongst other things).
Merino and merino silk blends. Both colors have one strip of merino, and one strip of merino silk blended. You can see it clearly (on my monitor) on the right (red) fiber. The colors are really hard to capture on camera, the yellow one nearly glows 😛
I absolutely love these little batts! The two on the right are merino silk, and the two on the left are (I believe) shetland blended with something else (I forgot). I love the colors and I can totally see something autumn-y happening here!
Some awesomeness from Dutch Wool Diva. I’m going to save these so I can enjoy spinning them 🙂
Also: 22 micron merino in oatmeal (I love oatmeal) and 4 (smaller) bits of neon dyed 24 micron merino. I simply couldn’t resist!
Last but not least: I have been spinning! This time it’s a cashmere x silk blend I bought from De Spinners. I dyed some of it with black and brown food coloring and I intend to dye the final yarn yellow. I think the black/ gray and the brown will give the yarn an interesting effect, but I’ll have to wait and see 🙂