Bleak Hall Sea Island White

The fiber from yesterday has been spun into yarn.  Kinda a sport or even a worsted weight somewhat rustic yarn.  It’s soft but has almost no stretch to it at all.  Not sure what to make from it.

It was Navajo plied since I didn’t have two or three bobbins full of cotton to ply from.  The lack of any elasticity at all made the Navajo ply a bit more tricky than normal.  I’d never really thought about how the elasticity of the fibers changes how it’s spun.

It’s very soft, much softer than you’d expect a cotton to be.  I think the next skein will be a bit thinner and probably a three ply from bobbins instead of the psuedo-three ply from Navajo ply.

Maybe I’ll make a shirt from it, it would be a comfortable shirt, perhaps?  Something that can drape, it doesn’t have any ‘cling’ to it at all.  Since it’s 100% cotton, it’s not a particularly warm fiber so a scarf may not be the best use of it.

We’re really advanced with the cotton fiber prep so far.  Basically, it’s the kitchen table, a book in a reader, a cup of tea (although in the picture the cup is empty) and the cotton to have the seeds picked out of it.  Ginned, I think the word is ‘ginned’ but we have no cotton gin so it’s cotton picking, I guess?