Remember this attractive fellow?
One of this brethren spun up something like this:
Skadi [First Batch, Jacob]
yardage: 243 across 5 skeins
dye: n/a, natural
purchase: Rhinebeck, in person
The fiber was split into two bags. The first bag was less compacted, but the second ironically spun up more evenly.
Jacob is both a primitive and relatively rare breed. I did enjoy this spin, and would spin Jacob again. It’s not a top fiber, it’s not a favorite, but it was pleasant enough.
The fiber looked and felt clean-until I did the clean up. My wheel looks like it snowed and the wash water when I set the twist was fairly dark. The roving wasn’t fully stripped and that may play a part in it.
*I did beat up on the yarn a little in finish to get it to full a little. I washed it without soap to keep that lanolin in it and washed it as hot as the water would come out of the tap. I whacked it against the side of the tub to set the twist.
**I have a lot of varying different shades of natural, so I’m skeining Skadi a lot smaller than normal to make alternating skeins a little quicker/easier.
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