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I decided to join #wovember on Instagram this month to share my love of wool. I am a day behind, so catching up today!
November 1st – Why wool?
For me wool is the most versatile fiber. You can spin it, felt it, embroider with it, weave with it, crochet and knit with it. It’s a natural fiber that breathes, is moisture wicking, odor resistant and provides warmth. When taken care of properly, wool garments can last for ages.
November 2nd – Sheep
Since I do do have sheep, I will share my favorite breed I love to use for spinning. I am partial to BFL (Blue Face Leicester). Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) is buttery soft and perfect for new spinners as it drafts beautifully and spins up like a dream. It is perfect for next to the skin garments, such as socks, scarves, mitts, hats and sweaters. My fiber stash contains quite a bit of BFL and BFL silk blends. I personally love spinning this fiber and have also achieved exactly the weight I want when spinning.
Last year I participated in a breed study and spun up this lovely 1 oz of BFL. You can read more about it here and see the finished skein here.
I am still working on my lovely BFL from stash too and hope to finish it up this weekend ! I am planning a cowl with this wool, or maybe a hat. In the end it will depend upon the yardage I achieve, if I chain ply vs. plying from a center pull for two ply, and the weight of the yarn.
I love spinning but have been in a major funk lately and this wonderful prompt for November has gotten me out of it.
Do you love wool ?
Until next time, be creative!