...Have I mentioned that I've been doing a little spinning lately?
The pink skein is from the same wool roving as my first handspun, and the yellow is for my "Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galactica" scarf. The color looked a little too dark and flat after I washed the yarn the first time, and there was quite a bit of excess dye left in the pot I was using, so I gave it another rinse this morning and it's looking much more light and buttery, with more tonal variation, like it did while I was spinning it. It's hanging up to dry right now, but you'll be seeing the new and improved version soon when I cast on for the scarf! Yay!
This blue yarn was my first try at spinning merino wool-- I was really surprised at how different it was to spin! It sticks to itself much more, so it's a lot harder to draft. I love the color of this yarn though. I always love robin's egg blue, and the little swirls of yellow, green, and purple add a depth that I really like. I have another four ounces of merino, in yellow with shots of color, and I'm excited to see if it's more intuitive the second time.
This grey was my first go at spinning alpaca and oh my goodness, it was a dream.
The resulting yarn is soft and lofty and squishable. I have another four ounces of the same roving. When I spin that up, I think they'll become a soft, cozy hat.
What projects are you working on?
I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!