I haven’t officially entered the Tour de Fleece as I failed miserably last year, but all the spinning as inspired me anyway.
This is Old Maiden Aunt superwash merino fibre in Moody – the colourway of the original Ishbel shawl. I felt so lucky to get my hands on this and actually started spinning it over a year ago. Despite working for Ysolda I don’t have an Ishbel myself, but this is soon to change! I should have enough of this handspun for the large size, and I’m aiming to get the spinning finished in a week or so as I was more than half-way through when I stopped last time.
The singles have all been spindle spun, but I plan to turn it into a heavy laceweight 2ply on my wheel. It does feel like cheating a bit but I really want to get it on my needles!