Spinning Wensleydale

5 Aug


Not the name of a new band, but what an idea: The Spinning Wensleydales.  Remember  Wallace and Gromit? If not, just hop on over there; they are great characters.  If so, then you know that Wallace’s favorite cheese is Wensleydale.  A few years ago the sheep themselves came to my notice.  Lovely large longwool breed that is being bred in the US to as close as possible a pure line without importing animals.

I bought a half pound of Wensleydale roving at the Troy fair. It is all spun.

I added a fair amount of twist while keeping the singles fairly thick.  The result:

The yarn is bulky, about 400 ypp.  It is longwool so to the hand it feels nice, but on the face you wish not to repeat .  But it is lovely.

Advertisements

One Response to “Spinning Wensleydale”

  1. Birch 23 August 2011 at 8:27 PM #

    Incredibly jealous! Need to find myself such a lovely contraption.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: