26 March 2012

Mohair Cloud Handspun

I decided pretty early on to name this skein of handspun "Mohair Cloud" because it was so soft and dreamy to spin with!  I'm glad that I decided to cheat a little bit and spin it up plain rather than as a part of a blend.

I was really excited by the sheen of the fiber, it is so bright and shiny!

- Finished: March 26, 2012
- Fiber: 100% undyed mohair from angora goats (Wicked Stitch) 
- Spindle: Schacht 3" Hi-Lo drop spindle (2.2 oz.)
- Other Information: 1 skein, 2-ply, ~180 yards, ? oz., fingering weight

I have now finished another item on my Fiber Goals for 2012 list: Spin a New Type of Fiber

I think that this lovely fiber should become a cute little scarf, what do you think?

Also, I'm having second thoughts about dyeing it because it is so pretty the way it is.

Soon after I spent a little time admiring my finished handspun, I started on another goal on the list of Fiber Goals for 2012: Master Spinning A Silk Hankie.

Turns out, silk is difficult to photograph, it is so shiny!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Here's to another week of exciting projects!


  1. OOOOOO! I can almost feel the soft, squishiness through the screen! I think it's gorgeous the way it is too, but I'm sure it will be incredible no matter what you decide to do!

  2. That's 2 ply? It's SO thin! I'm so jealous of how good you are getting. I bet you'll finally master those hankies this time around. Good luck, they look hard...

  3. Did. . . did you spin that all on a drop spindle?

    *mind blown!!!!*

    I feel like I'll never get that kind of consistency, no matter how much I work with my spindle. You're amazing. :)

  4. That mohair is beautiful. And so thin. I don't think I've even been able to spin that thin.
    I think it would make a lovely cowl. But that is only because I prefer long scarves to short ones.

  5. You are amazing! You did that on a drop spindle?! I am in awe!!!! Looks beautiful!

  6. It looks divine and scrumptious. A scard of a shawlette would be good.
    And I am LOVING the colour of the silk hankie.

  7. The hankie is gorgeous! Cant wait to see how it turns out!

  8. You could not have chosen a better name for the mohair. Is gorgeous. Congrats on checking off another goal - so early in the year :-)

  9. That yarn is amazing & I love it just the color it is! I could see it as a Pretty Thing cowl, maybe? I bet whatever you make will be gorgeous.

  10. Your mohair handspun is stunning. Please don't dye it -- I love the subtle sheen it has and would love to see you knit it up as is.

  11. You're killing me with that mohair hand spun. Seriously. Beautiful!

  12. OH MY GOSH, that mohair is absolutely gorgeous!! And your plying is so perfect and even. What an inspiration! :) I'm really looking forward to reading about your progress with silk hankies, having battled it out with them several times myself. I love the colors in the one you have!

  13. Thanks for visiting! And your beatnik looks awesome so far! I can't wait to see the end result!


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