November 06, 2010

seventy-eighth and seventy-ninth skeins

I spun some Blue Face Leicester wool from Gale's Art in the colourway cocktail.

One skein is about 1 7/8 ounces and 92 yards, and the other is about 1 3/4 ounces and 80 yards.  The yarn is 3 ply.

The colour turned out to have more brown than the orange I'd thought it had, and the brown predominates in a way I hadn't expected.  The jewel tones were much more evident in the unspun top.

I spun the singles at about 32 wpi, and spun from thin strips torn lengthwise from the handpainted top in order to make the colours alternate frequently and so reduce the risk of pooling in the final knitted piece.

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