When I was choosing my Tour de Fleece prize fiber/colorway, Ginny showed me this blue merino fiber as well, and I took it off her hands, with a few other pretties. I don't know, but my like/dislike for merino has changed for the better. There was a time I could not spin it to my satisfaction, but all of a sudden it's no problem any more. Which is a good thing too.
This is 4oz of merino, which I turned into this yarn:
376yds, chain plied
I need it for colorwork. I should spin more almost solids for just that purpose.
Just a quick note about the pups: During this last week, on different days, each one of them fell into the pool, because they were running, but not looking where they were going. Denny started it all, then Happy, and yesterday it was Maggies turn. Was that because everything comes in three's? I could see it happen with Maggie, and I was surprised, that it didn't happen sooner with her, since she's the poster child for running sideways, even forward, and not looking, running into things, and walking backwards as well as forward. Anyway, the look on their faces was priceless, when they surfaced from their unexpected plunge.
I'm also happy to report, that I've got my hands on this used little book! It's a wee one, but it's full of information and charts. This is the BEST mitten book EVER! I could throw away all the others, really! (but I wont) I love it! Expect some colorwork mittens soon! (the red knit there is my test knitting, which is all done, but I've cast on for another one).
Have a wonderful weekend!