Below is how it spun up as the singles- I did long strips ( pencil roving thickness generally) and spun them in the full length colourway as Mandie had dyed it...and let me tell you- it was so just SO FUN to spin! The colours are just so vibrant and the yellow is just the perfect contrast colour to the pink/orangy colours. I'd been wanting to get back to making a thicker, chunkier yarn -and this one I spun pretty thick as a singles.
Then the next decision was with what to ply it... I already knew I wanted to use a thread so that the colour wasn't affected too much- but what colour? I originally was planning a dark purple- that I knew would contrast with the colours- but once it spun out so beautifully I decided that I wanted to ply with something that wasn't obvious... so I was going to use the gold rayon sample Mandie had sent- but couldn't find it! :( So... I held up all the threads I had on hand and a light pinky purple-y colour ( Orchid I would call it....) came out the winner- I could only guess how amazingly this thread would go- from a distance it practically disappears! Up close it is a perfect compliment to the colours. I could hardly wait to get the yarn done so I could wash and fluff it and see how it looked. The Turkish spindle is jam packed full- I seriously don't think I could've fit much more on-it was popping off as i spun it to ply!
And here is how it looks- full skein -182 yrds- approx 100g.. ( didn't weigh it yet) and here is Up Close- up close! ( you know I had to say it...! ) ;)
( If you really want to see it UP CLOSE- click on the picture and let it down load- yikes!!) I finished this on Whirly Wednesday- but wanted to wash it and dry it and fluff it up a bit before I posted the pics. :) WHee! It is THE SOFTEST i have made- you just want to snuggle your nose into it! The only thing that happened that was a bit of a bummer was that when I washed it- the pink colour came out alot- and it muddied up alot of the yellow. It's still pretty- but not as vibrant as it originally was. I managed to get it out in time- usually I let it soak a few minutes before I rinse and hang it to dry- bit this time I grabbed it out asap. Not that it was all that dirty anyway- I just like to do it as then it is 'preshrunk' - ready for use.
I have alot more photos of other things to share too- someone find me two more hours in the day and I might be able to get all the stuff posted that I want to share! RJB has been going to bed verrrrrrrry late at night, naps are short or non-existent and I am not getting virtually any ME time. Thankfully he doesn't resent my spinning while he plays some during the day. Being at the computer...on the other hand... he doesn't appreciate. :( So i try to limit myself,thereby not getting as much done as I would truly like.
I have the scarf exchange to talk about from last weekend and some ocean photos to share from before that!
It is doing to be a WARM day today, warmer tomorrow. Just in time for Christmas parade in the city- being from the Northern Hemisphere- it does nothing to put me in the mood and I can't tolerate the sun to even go to the parades. I think the local one is next weekend. Fingers crossed it cools back down for that one. I *think* RJB would like it even with all the chaos. :) We shall see.
Hope you are well!