Topic: Spinning Retreats
Getting ready for the up and coming Angora Spinning Retreat in 2 weeks, I have been working on finalizing some knitting projects with the various yarns we will learn to make that weekend.
First in the plan is a BULKY WEIGHT 100% angora yarn. This makes the best mittens and scarves in the world:
I have to say this is one of the most satisfying ways to spin, knit with and wear angora. This kind of yarn is not found commercially produced anywhere, and so a handspinner can create a truly unique product. This freshly knit mitten will eventually bloom into something totally furry...like the bunny the fiber came from.
And my MOST favorite way to make SOCK YARN with angora, using a sturdy wool as base, is this 3-ply sport weight:
There is still room at the retreat for anyone who might like to come:)