This is quite possibly the most boring post ever. *laughs* I didn’t get much done this week, but I did have some fun taking pictures of the process…
A few weeks back I got this electric fluff at the Michigan Fiber Festival:
I don’t know the actual fiber content as the lady selling the fiber had a giant container of chunks of wool for a dollar (buy 10, get the 11th free! Twist my arm!) but my guess would be something on the order of merino with maybe some silk. It wasn’t super buttery soft, but it drafted like silk was in it.
I broke the 6 rainbow chunks (I had one of each color, and 4 cream ones) into smaller chunks, alternating them with the cream chunks. I tried longer color runs, shorter runs, different orders of the colors, all broken up with long cream runs. Sadly, the colors didn’t line up when I started plying. So instead of making a bazillion joins, I just went with it.
As you can see, I figured out how to get an action shot. *grin* Check it out when I added more colors:
All said and done, I ended up with 600+ yards of superfine two-ply. I’m on the fence on what it should become. I’m not sure if I want to weave it into a wrap or knit it into a shawl. I’m really curious to see how it makes up since because of the color runs. It’s going to be really awesome or really awful, I think.
I didn’t realize those two little balls of fluff were going to yield that much yarn. No wonder it took me all week. *wink*
I received some new wool in the mail over the weekend and I had to play with it. Stay tuned to see what that’s all about.
See you here next week!