Spinning Exotic Fibers

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Here is the product of my off-and-on spinning while on vacation. This is orange wool and grey/black alpaca.

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And for those who wondered what Possum & Wool roving looks like…the photo below.

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It is difficult to photograph. It is soft creamy wool blended with cocoa brown swirls of possum. Last year I spun and then knit seaweed socks for the County Fair. I’ve entered projects of Chiengora (dog hair) and seaweed and was looking for something else; this is perfect. I’m going to knit a pair of socks for my husband (really big) and since he hails from Tennessee this seemed the perfect choice. I think he’ll get a smile or two when he wears them and is able to tell his buddies that he’s wearing possum. LOL

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