This month’sÂ spinning challengeÂ is all about color. And math.
The colors did not blend completely as I anticipated. The red is bit on the cool side and the blue has quite a bit of green in it so it tends to get muddy in places. Blending was also not as thorough as it could have been due to my very sad, DIY comb and hackle that pretty much bit the dust during this project.
But even with all those caveats it was still a blastÂ to prep andÂ watch the colors appear, thanks toÂ SCIENCE!!!! (and the videos from Blue Mountain HandcraftsÂ – someday I will have the money at the same time they have tool slots open. Someday.) Spinning it should be just as much fun. I’m shooting for a fingering weight yarn so that I can (hopefully) have enough yardage for a lacey shawl.
I will also be so sad when this Romney fleece is gone, it’s been such a joy to work with – great staple length, crimp, spins like a dream, and it takes dye so very well. However, I put a deposit down on aÂ CVM fleeceÂ last fall that they’ll be shearing next month, so room needs to be made in the fiber fridge.