Sunday, March 13, 2011

Selena's cashmere


Selena's cashmere
Originally uploaded by knittingkim
I have a dear freind that bought some cashmere while she was on vacation. She asked me to spin is it spun as fine as I could. What an adventure. FIrst, just touching this luxury was fantastic. When I first started to spin it, it was not easy. I knew enough about spinning very short fibers to know that I had to let go of some of natural position of control, and let the fiber do the work. I felt like it took forever and worried that it would not be enough yardage. I finally got it finished and off into the mail it went. Selena loves it. I hope she will enjoy knitting it as much as I enjoyed spinning it.

info:
2-ply 608 yards
28 WIPS
ratio: 14:1
soft, soft, soft