|Two skeins of Jacob sudsing.|
Setting yarn gives it a nice hand after spinning and plying as well as setting the twist or keeping the wool spun. I find the yarn loftier and, in some cases, slightly fulled or fluffed adding a certain cozy factor to the knit project. It seems an arduous step in wool processing, but well worth the results. I manage to find a rhythm in the sudsing, soaking and wringing of skeins adding other activities in between. Sort of keeps me awake a little longer at night getting things done. Then it's off to bed with sugar plum faeries and dreams of knit projects yet to come.
|Icky water from the first bath.|
|Left to hang and dry for a few days.|
|Between skein setting I did a journal page . . .|
|started an I-cord and gathered materials for the|
Bloody Stupid Johnson hat . . .
|and these white leather gloves are just screaming|
for some Sharpie action!