14 June, 2011

one hundred-seventeenth skein


An ounce of superwash BFL wool dyed with onion skins and mordanted with tin, overdyed with indigo, spun into about 104 yards.

The original blotchy look evened out with spinning into a more overall olive colour.

I have another ounce left.  I could spin it the same way, the roving torn lengthwise into thin strips, or I could predraft the fibre (attenuate the thick roving into a thinner roving) which when spun would produce long stretches of distinct colour.  I hope to knit the yarn into mittens.  The mittens will be fraternal anyway but spinning the second half differently would produce a more noticeable fraternal effect.  I think I'm talking myself out of that option.  Maybe another time.

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