A Knitting Question
Here’s a hypothetical question for any knitters who happen to be passing by this blog.
Say a sheep farmer in the Midwest fills her aunt and uncle’s car with bags of raw fleece, and they drive it back home to Montana and drop it off to be processed at a small fiber mill run by a cousin of the farmer, many times removed.
Say the farmer, who as of yet does not knit because she finds the idea of learning the secret code used by knitting patterns to be a terrifying thought, must now decide what the fiber mill should do. (Spinners are equally prone to their own language. Just last weekend I had my first encounter with a niddy noddy…. or is it knitty naughty? Good grief.)
So back to my hypothetical question. If knitters were interested in buying yarn spun from the fleeces of the non-knitting writing farmer, what would be the best overall way to go for yarn that could be made into socks, sweaters, hats, etc.?
Sport, DK or worsted? Two ply or three? Plain white yarn or dyed? If dyed, are there wildly popular colors?
Sorry I’m not knitting yet, but at least I’m giving the old spinning thing another try. I’m a little afraid, though, for I’ve seen now how spinners and knitters can be sucked into the world of fiber and color and texture…. Although I guess, as obsessions go, these are pretty harmless (although expensive!)
Thanks for the feedback.