Some time this year I've traded one set of hand carders for some fiber. One of the braids was this: Fiber Optic Yarns-80% Merino/20% Silk-4oz- Reef Gradient Arbitrary SAL (traded with Dave). It's colors are really electrifying. I do love color, that's obvious, but this one I wanted to tone down a little. And I wanted to hand card something.
I rummaged through my boxes of fiber, and found some Black Shetland: more like a dark brown.
Then I ripped the braid into chunks of all the different colors, and added the Black Shetland, hand carded them. Here's an example of the purple already done.
This is what I've got. ~ 486yds worsted weight yarn, spun semi-woolen.
Here's the yarn all caked up.
I didn't have a pattern in mind when I was started this project, but I knew that I wanted to knit a shawl with it. I also thought that it would not be enough to make a decent sized shawl, so I spun up the rest of the Black Sheltand for the border, for whatever I would do with it.
I love the look of undyed, spun fiber. I had 2.5oz left over and it yielded ~ 186yds.
Stucco part II coming on Friday!