Just one thing before we get to the fiber: If you work with a hungry puppy, training him with kibble, make sure the first word he learns is "gentle" or else get a steel glove. Just saying.
At the beginning of August Marianne surprised me with this superwash merino fiber in a very unusual colorway. I was not sure how to spin it until I opened the braid. It screamed to be navajo plied with long color repeats. So that's what I did. Why make it complicated, when it's telling you what to do. Just a couple of weeks later I spun this up in a hurry. It was such a pleasure to spin merino, since I've been spinning much rougher fiber lately.
I was going to knit with it right away, but as always other things got in the way. It's been close to a month now, since I've spun something. I hope I'll be back to spinning soon. I miss it. It's relaxing, and I just like to make yarn, thinking about what it could be some day.
This yarn is a little bit of a challenge for me, because it's so colorful. I think it would be perfect for a baby item, but I've filled my quota for this year.
fiber: sw merino, 4oz from Fluff-n-Stuff
yarn: ~ 392yds navajo plied
See what I've to look forward to? That's stuff from Fluff-n-Stuff, and the funny looking batt was another freebie!
I really can't wait to get back to spinning!
Now I go put some band-aids on my hand.