Wovember

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I decided to join #wovember on Instagram this month to share my love of wool.  I am a day behind, so catching up today!

November 1st - Why wool?
For me wool is the most versatile fiber.  You can spin it, felt it, embroider with it, weave with it, crochet and knit with it.  It’s a natural fiber that breathes, is moisture wicking, odor resistant and provides warmth.  When taken care of properly, wool garments can last for ages.

November 2nd -  Sheep

Since I do do have sheep, I will share my favorite breed I love to use for spinning.  I am partial to BFL (Blue Face Leicester).  Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) is buttery soft and perfect for new spinners as it drafts beautifully and spins up like a dream.  It is perfect for next to the skin garments, such as socks, scarves, mitts, hats and sweaters.  My fiber stash contains quite a bit of BFL and BFL silk blends.  I personally love spinning this fiber and have also achieved exactly the weight I want when spinning.

Last year I participated in a breed study and spun up this lovely 1 oz of BFL. You can read more about it here and see the finished skein here.


I am still working on my lovely BFL from stash too and hope to finish it up this weekend !  I am planning a cowl with this wool, or maybe a hat.  In the end it will depend upon the yardage I achieve, if I chain ply vs. plying from a center pull for two ply,  and the weight of the yarn.




I love spinning but have been in a major funk lately and this wonderful prompt for November has gotten me out of it.

Do you love wool ?

Until next time, be creative!

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