This yarn was a little treasure I found laying around in my yarn stash. I discovered the singles rolled into a ball and I could barely remember spinning them or what the wool had looked like before it was spun up!
I believe it came from a braid of fleece artist-dyed merino wool.
It is mostly pink, but with some other colours thrown in – like, blue, grey, yellow, and brown.
The singles were spun fairly thin and when I plyed up the yarn it came out to a sport-ish weight in thickness and about 180 yds (50g). I navajo-plyed it (again!) to keep the colour changes intact, and it looks like I’ll be getting a nice striping effect from the yarn with a wide swath of pink at one end of the ball.
My plans for knitting this yarn are already starting to form, though they are not set in stone 🙂 I am thinking of pairing it with a cream yarn from my stash that is a similar thickness and making a hat and mitts set. I want to keep it simple and just stripe the two yarns together, but who knows, I may make things a little more complicated if another idea catches my fancy!
Handspun Yarn Points:
5.5 points – 540 yds of singles
1 point – plying
1 point – spun on the drop spindle
7.5 points – total
I am trying to finish another project before I cast this one on!
This may be a good thing because I’m still not sure about what exactly I’m going to do with it and am waffling over what size needles to use.
I couldn’t help but wind this yarn as a cake! I’m currently using it as motivation to finish things so that I can cast on with it. Handspun is good for that 🙂
I’ll leave you with a photo of this yarn on one of my fabulous birthday presents – a niddy noddy customized by Amber. She stained it with one of my favourite colours, I love it!