Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Louet Spinning Packs - Part 1

Hello lovely friends!

Most of you know July is the month for spinners of all kinds to dust of their wheels, get out their spindles and start spinning up a storm of fiber because it's Tour de Fleece time!

Even though I don't officially participate in the Tour de Fleece by joining an official team (one of these years I will) I love to spin along and use the whole month of July to really focus on my spinning.

It's a wonderful time of year to learn a new spinning technique or try new-to-you fibers. It's also a wonderful opportunity to spin up some yarns to stash away for winter hats and mittens or spin up some yarns that can be given as Christmas gifts to other knitterly friends.

I recently was introduced to Louet of North America's Monthly Fiber Packs. Oh, my, they are an amazing pack of fibery goodness!

July's fiber pack includes:
1lb of grey Gotland top
1/2 lb of Optim top
1/2 lb of dark Coopworth
1/2 lb of super fine Flax top
1/2 lb Wool/Flax top
1/2 lb dyed Merino top
2 oz brown Cashmere top

That's 3 lbs and 10oz of fiber! That, my friends, is enough to make approximately 16.5 skeins of yarn at 100 grams each! A large sweater... a nice throw blanket on the back of the couch... are you beginning to see the possibilities?

Now, wait until you hear the price! The fiber packs are offered to you at a little more than 50% off retail value! What?!! Is your head swimming? Normally all of that fiber would cost you $196.50. But Louet is charging only $75! Goodness they know how to make us happy, don't they?

Now, because it can sometimes be hard to get yourself from a box of lovely fiber to project ready yarn, I'm going to be putting together a little video tutorial on how to get yourself from point A (the box of amazing fiber) to point B (project ready yarn).

So go on over to Louet and get yourself July's fiber pack and let's get started. Next up will be a tutorial on how I make rolags that mixes the fiber beautifully with no other tool that a wooden knitting needle (or a dowel).

talk to you soon!

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