Not Quite What Was Expected

Longtime readers know that it took me a couple of years to spin a 3-ply sock yarn. This time, the goal was for something much simpler: to spin a 2-ply  sport-weight yarn, about 250 yards, to go into a Friendship Ball.

Mysterious fiber

What I got: Worsted weight yarn – and used about 5 ounces to get it:

Mysterious fiber

Those four spindles of yarn only made about 120 yards, so I spun a lot more to get this yarn. It’s now spit-spliced together and wound into a yarn cake for our coordinator. It’s lovely, and feels good, and will keep someone warm, but it is not sport-weight. Oh well.

And that completes my goals for Tour de Fleece – I ended with a Pile O Yarn:

Pile o yarn

and  each of them is a different wool, and sometimes different fibers and prep. I’m getting more versatile.

Now, coincidentally, this box arrived from Benny Fibers (Florence MT) from my friend Suzanne – lovely combed Targhee in a variety of natural colors – I’m very excited about spinning this for a gradient project!

Tar ghee from Benny fibers

Thanks, Suzanne!

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