In March I had the pleasure of playing around with a wool/flax blend for the first time. I had purchased 4oz of wool/flax in “Deep Pine” colorway from Spunky Eclectic and I have to admit, I was a little nervous about it because I tend to find plant fibers difficult to spin, but this fiber prep was WONDERFUL. The blend actually spun up like a rougher wool and was a bit hairy in appearance. Once it was washed and given a good thwacking on the back of a chair, it became very apparent that this yarn is going to be absolutely perfect for either a stole or a shawl. It has absolutely amazing drape and the more that I play around with it, the softer it is becoming. The gentle color variations, combined with the fact that it seems to have taken on most of the characteristics of the flax, will make this excellent yarn for lace. I have already been sketching out some ideas and feel a fun lace pattern brewing in the back of my mind just with this yarn in mind.
Hope that you are having a wonderful Friday and that you have fun crafty things planned for your weekend!