Our angora yarn isn't like the stuff you buy off the shelf in wool shops. It's thin, it looks kind of coarse and boring, the colour is a bit wrong and it smells but then the magic happens. You knit it up and wash it and it turns into a cloud of creamy fluffy goodness. That is alchemy, lead into gold, sow's ear into a silk purse.
Which brings me to the point of this post, the Mobius Loop Shrugs are back in store!
I love how soft the angora lambswool yarn knits up. It drapes and falls in gentle folds and straight from the dryer last night (they are processed by being washed in hot water then tumble dried to fluff them up) I could have snuggled under the pile of angora-y goodness.
I'm off to the studio now to finish a cardigan sample that, if it works, might just be in the shop tomorrow. At the moment the knit panels look a lot like a cross between a berber carpet and a Starsky jacket in colour. The washing is the thing that will pull it all together I think (I hope).