Yes, you read that right fiberS. I originally was going to ply them together but really loved them on their own. May I present my finished August fibers of 2012:
|"Across the Universe"|
This was a mystery fiber that was a delight to work with. I spun this while demonstrating at the New York State Fair Wool Center. The lovely ladies that I spun with came to the conclusion that it was some sort of silk and bamboo mix. If they are right, then I could spin that combination all day long! Drafting was very easy and smooth. The color changes kept my attention as well. I was able to get about 96 yards of sport weight yarn. Eat your heart out, Noro! I left the yarn as singles so forgive the crinkly look in the photo. Which leads me to confession time: I don't soak my yarn when I am done spinning it. Is that bad? My awesome friend, Angela, gave me some packets to help guide me in that direction. Will report back when I have a sink that is clean enough to soak pretty fiber.
This next fiber was also a mystery to me, and I'm guessing it's probably merino. I got 56 yards in a bulky weight from about 3 ounces. I apologize for all the vague weights and classifications but it's the best I can do for the moment. I did a two ply on this using my favorite method of a center pull ball and spinning the ends together so that I use all the yarn and get as much yardage as possible.
Currently I am working on finishing this fiber which will probably be September and October fibers of the year. Stay tuned!