Aster in Falkland

Aster in Falkland

Ply | Three
Yardage | 289.56 m
WPI | 22-24 (Fingering to Light Fingering)
Fibre | Falkland in Aster from Shunklies
Tool | Serenity Wheel [10:1]

I bought two 4 oz braids of this lovely fibre from Shunklies a while back with the intention of spinning it into some lovely sock yarn skeins that are over 300 yards. Unfortunately, I forgot that I have a short attention span when it comes to dealing with colours. Too much of a good thing can be quite boring…and it so happened that when I was spinning this up, I was in one of those first trimester pregnancy moods.

Yes, tired, sleepy and easily bored. Not a winning combination for spinning 8 oz braids, if you ask me.

Nevertheless, looking at the results now and how bright the colours are, I might just spin up the rest in similar fashion. The colours are bright and quite cherry – suitable for mild striping – plus although the spun yarn is not quite as soft as superwash merino, it’s tough, durable and is appropriate for felting into house slippers or anything of the sort.

In the meantime, I’m still working on that lovely spring-coloured merino-bamboo which will probably end up again as a skein of 3-ply sock yarn. 😛

Aster in Falkland

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