Multiple skeins, crackheads!
Yeah, I know there are a few of you who went there mentally, so let’s just acknowledge that and move on.
The purple grey and pink is BFL, courtesy of Zarzuela on Etsy, and it comes in at a grand total of 475 yards worth of sport/dk weight.
The brown is around 300 yards of dk/worsted weight, merino silk from Ashland Bay fibers (I believe the color is daffodil).
Before I forget to say it, I had a bit of grey left over from the BFL marathon. So I figured out how to do an Andean plying bracelet to finish off the rest of it. It was pretty simple, but look at what it did to the yarn! It grew! It’s a completely different weight than the rest of the yarn!
I think it the difference in weight may have come from the fact that I had to wind it off of the bobbin prior to plying, which I think lets out some of the twist. I am interested to see if any one else has encountered this little mystery. The bracelet thing wasn’t so bad, but I don’t know that I’ll use it that much. Infact, the only reason it worked here was because the yarn was all the same color. (Yeah, yeah, I could do it with a multi color single, but you know how anal retentive I get when dealing with colors doing certain things, like striping.)
I did work on Eric during last night’s Episode of True Blood. After all, what is more appropriate than spinning Eric while drooling after him. I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again – Bill Compton’s got nothin’ on Eric Northman. MMmm mmm good! What’s not good is that I’m having to spin this on my smallest whorl. It isn’t necessarily bad, but when you are spinning on a while that wasn’t made to spin thin, it takes a whole lot of effort, and I don’t have the patience/energy for that.
Please let me get a job so that I can get me a new spinnin’ wheel. I’ve already picked it out and really really really really really want it.
PS – And yes, I want to keep a roof over my head and food on my table, but some times it’s nice to just want something shiney.