30 July 2011

Tour de fleece skein finally done. Way after the tour...

First Schacht Skein

This was a dual purpose skein.  Get to know my schacht, and participate in the tour.  LOVE my schacht in double drive!  It's so nice to finally understand the mechanics of this system, and to be able to spin such nice fine yarns with no adjusting halfway through the skein like in scotch.  LOVE IT!  I highly recommend the schacht matchless to anyone wanting a nice cadillac wheel. :)  The yarn is spun from hand dyed mill ends.  This was a spontaneous low immersion bath...  so no real repetition of colours.  I enjoy the way it turned out though.  340 metres of 30wpi 2 ply.  It's a good amount and weight for a nice shawlette. :)

Toffee Sky painted roving 3oz

First Schacht Skein

6 July 2011

The tour de fleece!

Day 4.  Experiments in double drive on my Schacht Matchless (fibre i dyed a while ago from an adobe kuler profile i liked. )

Tour De Fleece Day 4

Tour De Fleece Day 4

Toffee Sky painted roving 3oz