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My February Lady Sweater is coming along! The sleeve stitches are held on waste yarn, and I have started in on the gull lace stitch for the body... relatively smooth sailing (although I did have to undo a row this morning).
I've also spun a Pygora / silk blend from Peppermint Pastures Pygora. It is 1 oz of 70% pygora / 30% silk. It is soft, and Gorgeous.
I experimented with the long draw method for spinning the singles, letting the twist enter the fiber and then pulling the fiber mass back further. I think it basically worked; the yarn is very soft.
I wound a center-pull ball on my ball winder, and then spun from both ends of the ball to make a 2 ply yarn.
I think it will end up as a cowl or something - small, warm, and snuggly!
Finally, I got off my tuchus and combed out a merino lamb fleece sample my friend Kim sent to me. I think combing was the way to go with this fiber. I definitely had some waste, but the prepared fiber - I hand pulled roving off the combs - is a joy to spin. Crimpy, soft, and lively!