Thursday, February 6, 2014

Handspun by Eva

Here's some new handpsun I got from Eva's Etsy shop - Longnosed Yarn.

This 3 ply Merino Bamboo is 439m, 102g;

This 3 ply Merino Silk is 381.5m, 98g;

And lastly, this 2 ply YAK is 412m 103g.

I've never played with Yak before. Eva advises that the fibers are short and unelastic, and therefore not a making of a strong sock type yarn. Still, I was intrigued, so here it is and it is deliciously soft, My initial thought was to knit it with a strand of lycra and see what happens with a pair of socks. Now that I've laid my hands on its beauty, I don't know if I want to gamble on such an experiment or not. Maybe fingerless gloves would be a better idea.

Hmm. Will have to ponder that...

(Oh, and BTW - aren't those tags just the niftiest thing!)

1 comment:

  1. You always make better pictures than me! Thanks for the compliment. And I think the yak would be lovely as pair of fingerless, although I am fingerless adict myself, it is great for walking the dogs :-D