I decided to take a break from precision spinning and spin up some rough-carded mohair. I teased some white wool, blended it with some GORGEOUS steel gray kid mohair, and have been spinning up the results. It produces a lovely medium gray, lustrous yarn that I think I will use for socks. (Socks being my generic small project–I mean, what else can you do with four ounces of yarn?) The end result has noils and thicker spots, but I’m letting it be what it wants to be (picking out only the worst offenders)–the whole point is to get away from persnickety precision work. It’s fun!
Candy-wise, I made a batch of maple fudge and a batch of lavender-lemon-white chocolate fudge yesterday. The maple fudge was easy, the lavender fudge was a real challenge. Keeping it from caramelizing with all the milk solids in it was really hard. Next time I may try it using water instead of cream, to cut down on the milk content.
I’m thinking of making a pure mohair sweater out of this steel gray kid mohair (it’s that beautiful)–how hot is it going to be? I’ve read that mohair is warmer than wool, but I’m not sure how much warmer. It seems like a crime to blend this stuff and lose some of that AWESOME luster (and color).