I have finished spinning more of that sparkling merino, black Alpaca and silk blend. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have seen some of the progress and I talked a lot about it the other day, which you can find here. I’m really taken with the heathered quality that the black Alpaca brings to the spun singles. What an interesting blend! I have to be totally honest :: If I had seen this on a self at a store or in a booth at a fibre festival, I would not have bought it. That’s one of the neat things about fibre clubs – they definitely push you out of your comfort zone sometimes!
I tried to capture the sparkle in this but there actually isn’t a ton – it’s quite subtle.
On the lazy Kate, ready to be plied.
This is only the first 125 grams – I still have another 125 grams to spin but I want to ply this before I continue. I’m interested to see what the original fibre, singles and plied yarn look like next to each other. This is a great learning technique for me as I am building an arsenal of experience. Being able to visualise a finished yarn from the fibre is sometimes difficult but as I become more experienced, this is becoming easier for me. Am I worried about my singles changing as I continue to spin? I have a sample card that I keep so that I can continue to ‘check in’ with my spinning.
What do you do with yarn and fibre out of your comfort zone? Does it languish in your stash for a long time? Do you give it away? Try to work with it? I’d love to hear what others do!
Happy Spinning <3