Well, I am not sure if you realize it or not, but I LOVE the color green! I dyed this fiber about a month ago, right before Stitches South. I thought I would spin some for socks. This may take me awhile, but I thought you might like to see how it spins and knits up.
Here is a picture of the top before I started doing anything to it. BFL stands for Blue Face Leicester, which is a breed of sheep.
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Top right is fiber in original form. Top left is fiber split lengthwise. The fiber in the basket has been predrafted and is ready to spin. I love BFL because it spins nicely with its long staple, and has a nice sheen which is lacking in merino. Here are pictures of it spun as a single ply and then plied using the Navajo method.
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I have started the sock...I like a k2, p2 ribbing. It feels so nice!! They will be wonderful for next winter!!
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I just love it!!