Sunday, April 17, 2016

Anne's sliver

About this time last year my friend Anne passed away having put up a grand fight against cancer.  
I was gifted some of her stash (thanks Peter) including this sliver of 75% corriedale, 25% silk from Anna Gratton Ltd.
I spun a single and plied it with navy cashmere commercial yarn.
I don't know what this style of spinning is called (except not very good) but I held the commercial yarn straight and let the handspun semi wrap around it; except when Blindspot got exciting or when I fell asleep and then I found myself reverting to regular spinning.  
What, don't you keep spinning while you sleep?
My plan is to knit myself a Pfeilraupe wrap so I'm off to make a tension sample.


  1. Hi Diane,
    I looked up the pattern on Ravelry and now I can't wait to see it! Think that I may give it a try with some of my handspun once the summer heat starts to abate here on Vancouver island.

    1. Hi Lynnette, Progress is slow but I'm over halfway. Have spent quite a few evenings weaving but hoping to have more knitting time soon.