Bait and Swatch?

July 6, 2009 at 2:53 am 3 comments

I’ve been pretty wrapped up in working with the fleece from BSG, but I did want to finally share the rest of what came home with us-

Mohair.

Kid Mohair.
Just enough to try out- maybe 7 oz.
It was just so silky and lustrous that I couldn’t resist.

A couple of people had mentioned to me that I just HAD to try it. That it was heaven to spin. That I didn’t know what I was missing.

Ok. Turns out that they were right!
It also turns out that black mohair is really hard to photograph.
Here are a couple of my attempts:

This is the one to try and show how fine and light it is-

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And here is a swatch (of course), to show you the amazing luster (too bad you can’t feel how silky it is!)

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Very Nice stuff.

That was it for the fiber. Really. (Aren’t you amazed at my self-restraint?)

But we did bring home a bit of sheepy decor:

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Isn’t that fun? Did you notice the little shetland tail on the odd-sheep-out?

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Just couldn’t resist.

In other news, the stranded colorwork swatch I was working on at BSG is fast on it’s way to becoming a hat.

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And Boo Kitty came over for a “meet and greet” with the pups this weekend-

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The event was a little stressful for both parties,, but I think that with time (and close supervision) it will work out.
Hope so, anyway. She’s such a sweetie.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jody van Dooijewaard  |  July 6, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Your cat looks so sweet…I want another kitty LOL…sigh.
    Kid mohair is wonderful but black kid mohair..well that it special:)

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  • 2. Michelle  |  July 9, 2009 at 2:44 am

    Love the mohair, and am quite jealous that YOU were the one that bought that wonderful metal art! I drooled, but couldn’t bring myself to write the check….

    Reply
  • 3. Lois  |  July 13, 2009 at 4:00 am

    Marybeth’s husband George made that lovely sheep tableau….I am so glad that you got it Denise. Like Michelle, I was lusting after it too!

    PS: Looks like your BSG purchases (especially the fiber) will give you pleasure for a long time to come.

    Reply

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