Wool to spin

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For Christmas my mother bought me these wonderful braids of wool. When you unravel the braid you use the wool for spinning you own yarn. These three lovely braids is bought from Forsbacka ull. My first drop spindle and the first wool braid I ever bought was from Forsbacka ull, and I’m so glad for this gift. I can’t wait to start spinning these lovely braids into soft and colourful yarn.

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I really like this blue, orange mix is lovely and it even has some brown/purple spots as well where the orange and blue comes together. It’s Corridale wool and I’m very excited to try this one since I haven’t tried Corridale before.

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This braid has a amazing colour! The colours are really as vibrant in reality as they are in the photo. This will be a great firey yarn when spun. It’s a superwash merio wool which I know gives a nice and soft yarn.

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And lastly we have this soft and silky Wensleydale wool. The green and turquoise is lovely and really makes the wool shine. I’ve never spun Wensleydale wool before and I’m really looking forward to it. The wool is so shiny and I’m wondering how lovely the finished yarn will be.

I’ll post an update when I’ve spun these yarns!

Wooly gifts

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It seems my family knows what I like. For Christmas I received these lovely wooly gifts that ensures a crafty 2016. Thank you so much!

sticka sjalar

Sticka sjalar, halsdukar och lite till by Erika Åberg is a lovely book with patterns that I know I will definitly try this year. Lovely scarf variations and patterns  I haven’t tried before. I’m gonna start right away with “kontstickning” which I’ve never tried before but that gives a lovely texture.

sagornas stickbok

Sagornas stickbok by Celia B Dackenberg is such a sweet and well thought through book with patterns from our famous and well known children’s books. Most patterns are in childern’s sizes so I might not make any in the near future, but it’s nice to own this lovely book. Dackenberg was once my mother’s teacher and for that reason it’s also fun to own a copy of the book.

I will make separate posts about the yarn and wool I received in a few days.