I hadn’t planned on plying these two colors when I bought the fibers. However, after discovering a new-found ability to spin top straight on, instead of ‘from the fold’, I decided to try plying my lovely new worsted singles. Problem: the colors didn’t match. Or did they?
You tell me. I like the lavendar/sun yellow combo enough to ply them and make some (you guessed it) socks! Shame on me. I’m still not ready to try and spin thicker singles.
The lavendar is Ashland Bay Merino 64s; the bright-ass yellow is a blend of unknown wool/silk. I saw it at Rhinebeck(there’s that word again!), and couldn’t resist. If you remember that bright lime green I got from there as well, I promise not to ply it with some outrageous color. (Besides, it’s wool/alpaca/silk. I can’t imagine what else I COULD ply it with anyway).
Those are the singles. I just need to spin up some more of the lavendar and we’ll be on a roll.
Remember the black/white millends?
I knew what I was getting into, but I didn’t realize it would be so mohair-y. This fiber spins up ok(‘ok’ is going to be used ALOT around here, since I’m no pro at judging fibers–either it’s ‘ok’ or it sucks majorly), but the mill ends will definitely be used to practice spinning thicker.
Forgive the lack of knitting content; this will likely continue until after Christmas because most if not all of my current knitting is for gifts.