It’s getting towards the end of the year, a year of re-evaluating the stash of yarn and fiber: acquiring new, passing on some older stuff, learning about the kinds of yarns and fleeces I love and those I can do without. I’m getting close to composing the next “To Learn List” and so, last eve, it was time to reorganize the stash of yarn.
I grabbed the first bin–full of homespun–and was surprised to find that it contained some of my favorites. Yes, I still love the small hoard of MadTosh in bin #2, the sweater quantity of shetland in bin #3, and the funky sock yarns of bin #4, but my homespun, well it actually caught my eye.
[Homespun is on the bottom of the picture; some undyed commercial yarn is at the top]
What a year, eh? Just one. Of learning about fleece, fiber, braids, carding, and so many things that were not on the official list. And now, well, I have some small confidence that I might be able to create some of the yarns I want to work with next year! What fun.
[From R to L: Corriedale mix, SW Merino, SW Merino x2, Brown Sheep Mill ends]