Ply | Three
Yardage | 632.4 m
Fibre | Simple Scarves Superwash Merino-Nylon in Woody Grass
Tool | Serenity Wheel [10:1]
It has been a while since I last worked on anything green and when I first ventured into dyeing up fiber blends, I felt that superwash merino-nylon was a good addition. The fiber blend I purchased was soft yet strong and very well blended – the nylon was barely visible which made for a “clean” and non-sparkly yarn. I don’t normally buy a lot of green fibers. Somehow green doesn’t appeal to me but you can’t exactly not dye certain colours or shades for a business. I decided on, what I would call, a mixed terrain blend of colours – olive, grass green, brown, golden brown and yellow-gold.
The end result is what you’d see here – 600 over meters of lovely sock yarn. I spun the singles on the thin side and so this wouldn’t exactly be a true-fingering weight yarn. More like light fingering. I am not too sure if I’d like to use these as socks simple because 600 or more meters is a lot of yardage and if I can stretch and make use of every inch of yarn, that would be great. So this would probably end up being a shawl of some sorts. I’ll have to figure out a pattern for it or just design one! Tehehehe.
I have another skein of handspun that I’ve just completed. I just need to let it rest of the niddy noddy before “finishing” it with a bath and lots of twacking to smooth out the twist. (Yes, this is all spinning jargon. *grin*)