It wasn't quite the middle of the night. More like 5:30 in the morning. Before coffee, even. I couldn't wait to crank the handle on Maude (as in Harold and...). She is as lively and outrageous as I knew she would be, and I could give up regular sandwiches forever if I can just keep making fiber sandwiches. They feed and nourish me more than food itself!
|Top layer pulled back so you can see my sandwich innards.|
|Ready to feed Maude.|
|Feed it in slowly.|
|My sandwich is getting digested.|
|I wish you could see how fluffy it is! Almost 2 inches thick.|
It's not exactly as I'd envisioned, but that's partly due to the materials and the way it was spun. Three things.
One--jacob is a lovely strong fiber, easy to spin, so good for beginners. But it's not a good fiber for garments. I think this yarn would make a really cool rug, spun super chunky and knit on gigantic needles. Or woven. Then felted a little. But you can't make a scarf because the itching will drive you bonkers.
Two--that itchiness MAY be because I used a batt of jacob fiber rather than individual locks or roving. And the yarn came out very uniform in base color because I started with such a uniform preparation for my "bread." You may or may not want such uniformity in your yarn, but it's not something I realized till it was all spun up.
Okay, one more thing. Would you look at this sunrise this morning! Today is going to be a beautiful day full of amazing opportunity and joy.
"It is in proportion to our trust in the Divine that the Divine Grace can act for us and help." --The Mother