One difference between work and play is the fiber. At Schacht, we typically test the wheels using Bluefaced Leicester. At my own wheel, which I confess currently doesn’t get very much mileage, (don’t be fooled – this will change for Spinzilla!) I enjoy spinning with luxury fibers. From our monthly lunchtime spinning sessions at work my bobbin was filling with one of the most luscious yarns.
Earlier in the year I bought some of Lucky Cat Craft’s 70% Ultrafine Polwarth and 30% Muga Silk. This yarn has received many ooohs and aaahs and is a lovely shade of brown, one of my very favorite colors. Brown has countless virtues – it can be natural, elegant, comfortable, enduring, humble, bold, dependable… Not to mention the color of one of the most endearing animals, the donkey.
In addition to this yarn’s perfect color it has a luster that cannot be captured on film. Trust me – it is yummy! I do not yet have an intended end use for this yarn but it may be combined with my next default yarn, Lucky Cat Craft’s 33% Yak, 33% Camel and 33% Muga Silk – a heavenly shade of brown.