I have some exciting new work to unveil. First, I finished my raw merino wool + merino/silk top:
I also received some gorgeous handspun wool from Uruguay. It took over a month to arrive but it’s pretty exceptional. I don’t normally buy dyed wool, fabric or yarn, but in this case I think it was definitely worth it:
I have also started spinning my own yarn. I was worried that my original attempt was too amateur to be considered successful but now that I’ve compared it to the Uruguay skein I think it might be a decent start.
Tonight I’m starting a new navy top. I’m using an American made, commercially dyed and machine spun yarn in a Tunisian stitch. It’s not as exciting a material as the silk and merino but I think the classic, even, reliable nature of the wool is going to make a quiet top that showcases simplicity in every way.
I am also attempting to make yogurt again. Here it is fermenting in a very special wool blanket by William Harvey given to me 14 years ago. There are so many wonderful blankets in the world I can’t waste any opportunity to enjoy them whether they’re warming babies, me, or milk.