This is my second incomplete four ounces that I spun up this past month. Say hello to "Jolie en Pink." It's fiber from Spinner's Hill Top in merino that I purchased from The Yarn Cupboard. I say incomplete in that when I started to first spin it it was I think November? Anyway, it's done and I love it! I did not end up Navajo plying it because I was too chicken. My spinning friend Angela, showed me how to do it on a spindle and I even tried to do it with some practice yarn while she helped me at our last spin night. I'm going to continue practicing that way until I feel confident. What was cool is that the method of Navajo plying is almost like starting a crochet chain. So, I shouldn't be too scared, right?
I'm really proud of this skein because I noticed my singles are more consistent and I don't have as much thick and thin areas like I did with my Blue Jay Way yarn. I didn't check out the yarn on my WPI gauge but by eye balling it, I'd say that my two ply merino is clocking in at about a bulky weight and I got about 106 yards in total. What do you think I should make with it? :-)
Next fiber up for this month:
This is Snapdragon from Clover Leaf Farms that I purchased at the Hemlock Fiber Festival this past fall. It's four ounces of merino top. I have already pre-drafted so it's ready to go ...once I can break away from my hexipuff addiction.
Photos by Ammerican Photography