Saturday, January 03, 2009

nikke

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Yesterday morning I reached into my basket of Shetland samples (from Cathy) and pulled out a handful that was marked Nikke from Shelley. I selected a few locks for inspection. Lovely crimp! Stretchy and bouncy wool! Wonderful memory! Soft salt and peppery tones with a touch of undercoat that appears like a cotton ball at the butt end of the lock.

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Reaching for my combs, the locks fall into place. I spritz with a bottle of watered down creme rinse to tame the static. Then I diz. I love to diz. It feels like drafting backwards.

In the afternoon, I took my fiber over to Grace's Farm to spin for a bit. I was finished in no time at all.

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This morning I put the bobbin on the kate, and plied. 42 yards. Another sample is finished.

12 comments:

Lynn said...

Gleaming. Very, very nice.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Oh my gosh, it looks great. Whatcha gonna make with it? I would almost hate to make anything out of all that hard work. I would want to look at it for some time as it is. Beautiful.

Sue said...

Beautiful! I love woolly pictures...

Valerie said...

beautiful!

Jody said...

I must get me some shetland! Shetland has a lovely sheen and your is no exception. That looks like a 3 ply?

The Gingerbread House said...

Can't wait to see what your going to make with it..you do such lovely work...Ginny

Judy said...

I love shetland...second to my finn of course! Love the color. Sorry I missed Graces.

Sharon said...

Lovely. I love the process of spinning - the raw fleece and then the prepared fibre, the spinning and plying. Great photos as always!

Stasia said...

Oh, you spin so beautifully!

And I LOVED that "porpentine" - thanks for sharing.

Have a WONDERFUL 2009!

judy said...

Looks lovely and soft. You are pushing me into a set of combs.

elizabeth said...

So pretty! I really need to spin my Shetland fleece.

Cathy said...

It's so fun to see part of Nikki's fleece in someone else's hands.

Gorgeous spinning, as always!!

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