Ginny of FatCatKnits took a break in dyeing her Fiber Club, but she left us with Winter Doldrums mini club, until it's time for regular Fiber Club again.
When she announced that it would be a mohair blend fiber, I was already thinking SOCK YARN! Well, I was certainly surprised when I saw that it was 64% kid mohair, 25% superfine merino and 11% nylon. The braids weight kind of heavy in my hands. I've spun mohair blends before, and am actually spinning a 50/50 blend right now, but the mohair percentage was never more than 50% so far. It really makes a difference, when you like to spin for sock yarn, because mohair has no memory, and no give. I really like a little bit of mohair in my sock yarns, because it makes them even warmer. I doubt however, that I'll use this yarn for socks. I've never spun a 3-ply and knit lace with it, but I might just do that in this case.
By the way, this is 3-ply yarn with a WPI of 22! I questioned my sanity after finishing it. Anyway, I think it looks pretty, still a little hairy, not especially soft. I might have squeezed the life out of this fiber. It sure looked pretty pre-drafted.
I made it into 2 skeins, since I wanted to ply with my Elizabeth and the Wooly Winder, because it was so thin. It came out as 544yds total, and as I said 22WPI, 5.7oz. I lost some of the 6 oz, because I had a slight mishap at the beginning of plying. I shouldn't have started plying at that moment, because the dogs where whining in front of me, and I had a million other things I was supposed to do, but I wanted to see how the 3-ply looked. So I did, for the first time in my spinning life, spin in the wrong direction. Very embarrassing! Well, here it is:
I do have another 4oz of it left, but I'd like to spin it differently, just not right now. I made no progress with any of my WIP's. I've just been spinning, and enjoying it very much. I don't have a mindless knitting project right now, I should change that, but then my shawls will never get done.
And here's a photo of Happy, because this is one of my favorites lately. Sadly the snow is gone now.
You really should look at it in the biggest size.
I'm ready when you are!