Friday, 9 January 2009

A little bit of Heaven.............................

Having spent the holidays getting to grip with Gemima my new spinning wheel I finally decided I could start to spin a more luxury fibre and what better way to start than with a little bit of heaven. Better known as Nef the welsh for Heaven.

This fibre came from Jeni at Fyberspates and it is just the softest fibre, it is just fluffy, fluffy clouds. It is a blend of baby alpaca, silk and cashmere, the same fibre that is spun into the angel sock yarn that is available from the Natural dye studio that Bat out Hell kindly knit my swap socks in. I love it.




I bought two plaits both around 70grms and have managed to spin quite a fine yarn so I think I will be able to end up with a lovely 2ply laceweight so I can knit a very pretty neck shawl.



I just love the way these colours have spun up. I can't wait to ply it and wind into a full skein but I think that might have to wait until the weekend as there is quite a lot to ply.


Justine said...

Mmm - lovely - what are you planning for it?

Mel said...

I think I might have to do a lace shawl with this little lovely.

picperfic said...

oh Mel, that yarn looks so beautiful and I think I am going to be heading over to fibrespates for some reason!