While looking for a missing ball of yarn to repair my yet to be worn Multnomah Shawl*, I came across a cardboard spool of silk that I don’t remember spinning. It’s a mix of very soothing russets, browns, and lavender. It must have been spun a while back on a spinning wheel because it just doesn’t have enough twist. I spin silk with a lot more twist when I spin on a drop spindle.
There is about 1.5 oz of silk. It’s bombyx. The coloring makes me think that it is another Chasing Rainbow colorway.
I will put it back through the spinning wheel. The question, of course, is to leave it as a single for weft or ply it for more versatility in future use.
Doesn’t everyone have random bobbins of cobwebby handspun silk of unknown origin sitting around?
*The shawl has been sitting on the back of the couch since I blocked it, where it was claimed by Stormy. I took it off last week to wash and re-block so I could wear it at CNCH. That was when I found “someone” snagged the bound off edge. I’ll have to undo the edge and reknit it. That’s where the yarn comes in. I can find every other scrap of leftover yarn except the one for this shawl. What are the odds of that????
I finally got around to winding these off of the bobbins. I don’t remember where I purchased the fiber. I think it is Crown Mountain Fibers. I’ve lost the tag so I don’t know what the color way is either.