Thursday, March 06, 2008
Fiber: 70% merino wool, 30% sea cell, 4oz, colorway "Sea Leaf" dyed by Dyed in the Wool Handmade
Yarn: 2-ply, 336yds, 14 WPI
This was extremely pleasant to spin with. As you can see in the first picture, the fiber separated easily into two strands ( Well not for me. I was sitting on the sofa all tangled up in the separated mess, and clever as I think I am, I started to divide from the other end, thinking this would help, but it didn't. Son to the rescue. He untangled me in no time, and I gave him the last colorways, still waiting to be spun to divide for me.)
This blend (which is actually merino, tencel, sea cell) is used for sock yarn, but I don't think I'll knit socks with my skein. Don't know yet what it will be. I'm getting tired of only having 4oz of anything, and to come up with clever ways to find a suitable pattern for it.
I think this colorway came out very lovely. It's cooling effect, just looking at it, makes me happy. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, usually I have singles left on one bobbin, but this time they were quite even spun. At the end I had 1 inch on one bobbin left! How cool is that?