2019 Willow Creek Farm Yarn – Part 1 – Fergus and Fiona

Mountain Man has finished spinning the yarn from both Fergus and Fiona’s 2019 fleece.

I requested worsted weight from Fergus’ fleece.  Mtn Man made me a beautiful 4-ply worsted.  It made 1500 yards worth of squishy-soft, dark-grey yarn.  I am starting to peruse patterns to figure out what this yarn will become.

I also requested worsted weight from Fiona’s fleece this year.  Mtn Man was able to make me 800 yds of a lovely 3-ply worsted.

I decided that this was the year I wanted to try my hand at dyeing yarn.  So I used wilton food coloring and vinegar and the microwave and dyed Fiona’s yarn.

Since this was my first time, the colors didn’t come out exactly as I was hoping.  But it was still fun and I am happy with them and will enjoy using the yarn.

I will make a hunting hat for Mtn Man with the orange.  I think the green will be hats and mittens for Mr. Smiles and Braveheart (depending on if there is enough of it).  And I haven’t decided what to do with the blue.

The blue is my favorite.  It is hard to see in the picture, but it is actually a variegation of blue, turquoise, and purple.

Next up, Mtn Man is working on Rose’s 2018 and 2019 fleece, and Daffodil’s 2018 fleece.  I will share those yarns with you once they are finished.

 

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