Thursday, January 28, 2016
Imaginary Yarn Company
Now, we just need a backer. I love the idea of owning a company like this, with all these amazing yarns at my disposal, but I really don't actually want to do the work of that. So, does anyone else want to do all the hard work and just give me yarn when I need it? Also, let me decide all the colors. Or most of them? Does this sound great for anyone at all?
This yarn company would have two lace weight yarns, one light fingering, five fingering/sock weight, five sport, four dk, three worsted, three aran, and one chunky. The fibers used would be all natural, and the wools would be specialty fibers other than merino (though I love merino): Polwarth and Blue Faced Leicester wools, camel down, angora, silk, cashmere, cotton, and linen. The sock yarns would be superwash and have silk in the blend for strength, rather than nylon. In fact, the first yarn I was talking about with Rich that was my ideal sock yarn was a 3-ply fingering weight yarn composed 80/20 or 85/15 of Blue Faced Leicester to silk. The plies would each be blends of both the fibers, not a strand of silk plied with two wools or something like that. The fiber would be blended first, then spun, and then plied. Both are lustrous and take color beautifully, both wear like iron, and both shine and are soft. The other yarn I thought up was a similar yarn for socks with angora added for coziness and fuzziness - in a 75/15/10 or 80/15/5 ratio of BFL to silk to angora.
Am I the only person who does this? I came up with 22 other yarns. This is what I did instead of finishing up my outline and preparing for the next Shakespeare class I'm teaching. If I don't knuckle down, I'll come up with all the names and colors.
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