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Polwarth "Slow" Socks

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Category Spinning
Style Cute, Traditional, Retro / Vintage, Eco-Friendly, Romantic, Casual, Funky, Classic
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What materials did you use? Polwarth Raw Fleece from New Zealand. I washed individual locks and combed with Mini combs. Handspun a very fine single worsted and plied to make a durable 3 ply sock yarn.

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What are you most proud of? Mostly, what I learned from this project was patience and a deep appreciation for the joy and delight of slowing down and enjoying every step in the creative process. The journey and not the end result.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Enjoy every moment this is pure joy.

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Beautiful! How cool to be able to say you did every single step yourself! (well, maybe except for raising the animal) :) Gorgeous, wonderful socks! ("socks" just doesn't seem a worthy word for such a creation!)

01/27/2014 Flag

Thaks so much Jill :-) I have always wanted sheep in the yard but I just don't think that is going to happen! I just love every step of the fiber processing, it is my zen.

01/31/2014 Flag


05/19/2015 Flag

This really puts the whole process into prospective. Wow! I'm impressed and trying to slow my excitement down so I can get to that point. Thanks for sharing. Do you have any spun yarn pics?

10/13/2015 Flag

Hi Yvonne, I have added one of the yarn pictures and you can also get more details in the blog at

10/17/2015 Flag