Yakity yak

My eldest gave me a couple ounces of yak down for Christmas, and this weekend I sat down to spin it. I had to do a  little research first, as the yak was not prepared like the fiber I usually spin. Consensus was that yak, being a short staple fiber, would be best spun in a woolen, long-draw.

This was a new process for me, but overall I think it turned out alright. I spun up half of it yesterday, and finished the other half today. The singles aren’t as smooth as some of my other yarns, but it’s fuzzy and soft.

I plied it up while watching Fargo, and the skein is currently drying. It’s a heavy lace weight, and I ended up with about 160 yards from the two ounces; it might make a nice little cowl or something.

I also made good progress on the middle son’s stocking. It’s further along than this pic – the toe and heel are finished but I still haven’t put his name on top or made the hanging loop.

It was a productive weekend! In addition to the knitting and spinning, I got a good start on our tax return and my business taxes paid. The weather was so stormy there was no desire to go outside; I was perfectly happy to stay inside.


About wonkydonkey

You want random? You got it. Mostly knitting and gardening, with some home improvements, pets, baking, family, and the occasional bad joke thrown in for good measure. This blog is mine; it is a place where I can insist upon proper grammar or break my own rules and degrade into slang on a whim. Either way, it's still mine. I love the Internet.
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