I loved this fiber the first time I spun it and knitted a lace shawl, so I bought more. I loved it the second time, too! It reads as a solid, but there’s just enough variation to keep it from being flat and dull. It has just enough shine, and blocks beautifully. I’m about to go back for a third helping. Maybe malachite? Peridot?
I purchased the Opal, and it was lovely to spin. It took me a bit to decide how to handle it, but narrow strips was the best for me. I made a heavy lace-weight 2-ply, and knitted a beaded shawl. It blocked out amazingly well, and is both soft to wear, and strong enough to hold the weight of all the beads. I’m about to buy more, in Topaz, for another beaded shawl.
Perfect as always!strong vibrant colirs
Been spinning topaz and tigers’s eye, hoping to ply three different ones together. Until then, this soft blend is easy to draft, seal up, and take for on the go spinning (like on the bus).
I love sponning this fiber. I am spinning it into sport weight yarn for knitting into shawls.