Polwarth was one of the first fibers I ever spun, when I was a total beginner, and I loved it from first touch. Then, after I’d spun a wider variety of fibers, Polwarth moved somewhat down the list, along with Merino (which I suppose makes sense, since Polwarth sheep are 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln). It’s not that I don’t like Merino and Polwarth – I love them both – it’s just that there are so many other fibers I love even more (Romney, Wensleydale, Corriedale, BFL, and especially Shetland and Falkland).
I was lucky enough to score this Polwarth from Southern Cross Fibre about three years ago. I actually at one point had 12 ounces of it, along with 12 ounces of Polwarth in “Deep Blue Sea,” with plans to make a sweater. But as my fiber stash expanded, I began to get overwhelmed with my options (and lack of time), and eventually I destashed some of both of the Claudia and the Deep Blue Sea, figuring I would rather spin other fibers than Polwarth. That’s too bad, because those two colorways together would have made a lovely sweater.
And also, turns out I enjoy spinning Polwarth way more than I remembered (or maybe I’ve gotten better at it).
*sigh* Those colors, right? I’m not great at capturing blues with my camera – the blues here are a bit washed out compared to the depth they show in real life. It’s pretty scrumptious stuff.
Here ends my NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month) daily posting. I managed to post every day, which seems to have provided the kickstart I needed to get back into regular blogging, as well as more intentional thinking about my fibery plans. I won’t continue posting every day, but I do hope to keep up the more regular posts. In fact, I plan to be back quite soon with a major destash, something that is actually far overdue. Hooray