27 October 2010

Wool

A pile of yarn in lovely colors now ready to be sent out in the big world along with their patterns. The wool winding part of the day is over, and there is knitting waiting patiently on the couch. And some all-done-only-waiting-for-the-yarn-ends-to-be-fastened projects. I have a few of those as well. I guess today is a good day for all this. I've got a cold, and it feels like there is something big and fluffy inside my head. Like wool. As much as I love wool, I prefer it being somewhere else. Like in my hands.

I'm working on a scarf in lovely deep blue softer than soft wool (always need a new scarf for winter, don't you?). It's worked in Alv's big sister, Huldra. It is as soft as anything. It reminds me of alpaca, only much lighter. I don't think I'd worked an adult sweater with it, though. But for a scarf, or a shawl, or hat or baby garments it's great. For a sweater, I'd choose my Ask yarn, but I know many people think it's too scratchy. I like the lightness, the way it captures so much air in between the woolen fibers. And it feels so strong, like it's going to last forever. I like the truly woolen feeling of it.

And speaking of soft - how soft do you like your wool? Do you have different preferences depending on type of project? And what about drape? Do you like your woolen garments to be heavy, like when worked in alpaca? Or light, like when worked in Shetland's wool?

2 comments:

skb said...

Kva er god ull til eit prosjekt? Det er neimen ikkje eit lett spørsmål å svare på.
Eg likar best følelsen av å strikke med Finull/PT2 og liknande garn. Godt å strikke med, og resultatet vert svært mjukt etter vask. Følelsen er eit "ekte" ullprodukt.
Wollmeise er 100 % ull, men følelsen er bomullaktig, og det passar godt til skjerf og andre ting som skal rett på kroppen.

No er eg neimen ikkje sikker på om eg har svart på spørsmålet... uansett, ha ei god helg!

Tora said...

Jeg skjønner godt hva du mener, og det var noe sånt jeg var ute etter. Jeg liker og best å strikke med "skikkelig ull", men det er godt å ha de helt myke inntil kroppen likevel.

God helg til deg og!