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It's quicker when it's thicker

I sampled the fibre for Leon's winter set, an Ashland Bay Merino / Silk / Alpaca blend. And the sample went so quickly. This is (I hope) an around an Aran weight, and it's squishy and plump and delightful. I spun it from point of twist which helps keep it airy and also means I have the other hand free. Given the beautiful weather we are having I spun this on the back balcony, in the sunshine. One hand free has been perfect for cider and coffee in the sunshine.

Right, so this lot was 82 grams and 14 4meters, perfect for the Claudia hat. Now, I'm off to spin the remaining 300 grams to complete the yarn for Leon's winter set 2012.


  1. Gorgeous colour, love Tarragon's paw at right ;)


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Now, I'm pretty sure that the yarn I left at book club a month ago was Patonyle in navy, and that's what this is too! Either way, it is an exact match:

That's the old yarn and the one I just found, together, and they are the exact same colour!

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