A weekend relaxed.
A nice, long three day weekend. Mom and Dad visited us, and a good time was had by all! A little hiking, a little driving around, and a lot of sitting on the deck in the evenings chatting.
Murray and Clyde (Wally) hiding in a flower pot....
Made another appearance and got poor mommy kitty. Tonight she gets the baking soda and peroxide treatment.
A little spinning, started (and almost filled) the bobbin of Corredale cross to ply with the mohair locks. Worked on the mohair locks a little more, with help from mom fluffing and floofing!
And.....spun a little bit of this:
Britty the Bearded Collie!
Britty is Mom and Dad's rescue Beardie. Bearded Collies are a herding dog from Scotland originally, and they have a thick double coat. It mats easily and brushing a few times a week is required. After a quick brush yesterday they had a pile of fluff which everyone convinced me I should spin. Heck, it's free and there is a never ending supply...
Thoughts on spinning Britty. Soft, beautifully colored. Lots of twist required to hold the yarn together, so it is a fairly tight spun single. No crimp or natural lanolin/oil in the fur means the extra twist is needed. No crimp also means the yarn feels "flat" no sproinginess like with wool. No elasticity either. I think it would be lovely carded with some wool to give it a little bounce.
But...I have other plots for this yarn! Oh yes, this Britty fur will eventually become part of a larger plan!