Tour de Fleece part Deux

I spent a good few hours plying my two bobbins of singles into one fat bobbin of two ply! I get obsessed at this point and can’t leave things alone until I have a new skein measured, washed and wound. I am so, so happy with this yarn!

It is 440 (!) yards of two ply in lace weight. This one is all mine. I am now going to spend a lot of time choosing the right pattern to make that knitted hug for myself. 
First TdF goal completed!
I had a (surprisingly large) amount left over on one of my bobbins, I obviously lost a bit of energy and motivation on the last bobbin and decided enough was more than enough! So I spindle spun some white merino and plied them together into a summery barber-pole striped skein.
It reminds me of the blue and white porcelain from Hong Kong and Singapore that my mum collected years ago. 
Onto the second TdF goal. I had a few futile attempts at spinning the silk on its own, but it just wasn’t going to be yarn that I could use (or look at). So, I had it blended with some white merino…
and my goal is to spindle spin a minimum of 100 yards on my bottom-whorl drop spindle. With only, what? One day left? I think that should be enough of challenge! 
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About whilemollynaps

I live in New Zealand with my daughter and husband. I take photos, I knit, I design knitting patterns, and I try and live thoughtfully (whatever that means on any given day).
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