Oh, wow, it's Friday again. I know what most of you will be doing today. Casting on for Ravalympics? I'm not participating. I probably could knit again, but I'm giving it another week maybe, because I've so much fun spinning.
Sometimes though, I regret my decisions on how to spin a certain fiber. This Chimera would be one of those times. With all that orange and green(ish) colors going on, I felt like making some cabled yarn. Unfortunately the colors got all muddled up.
I spun fine singles, made two 2-ply yarns, and cabled those together for a kind of 4-ply yarn. The color in the finished skein of the last picture (on the right) is pretty accurate, the other one was taking early morning, before the sun (which I didn't think I'd see that day) came out.
With all the spinning and plying there's a tiny bit too much twist in the yarn, even after washing.
I'm not very fond of this yarn, but it might surprise with knitting, who knows.
fiber: FatCatKnits, Chimera, 8 oz BFL (I had BFL spun before, and this was not as soft as I thought it should be), ~ 550yds, 14-15 WPI
The actual skein weighs 202g or 7 1/8 oz before I washed it. I had some left over singles, and some left over 2-ply which makes up the difference to the 8oz.
Right now I have no idea what this yarn will be used for, so off it goes into the handspun bin.
When I saw Happy concentrating so hard on his electric slide, I was thinking of signing him up for line dancing lessons. The only problem I see is, how will he keep his cowboy hat on?