I thought with all this lack of harmony with my wheel that I was going to produce a very second rate skein of yarn but look! It's not too bad is it? I dunked it in really hot water then gave it a most satisfying bashing on the garden table, dried it in the sun and it's totally transformed. I wanted the reds and yellows to be well blended, to make the most of the lovely range of orange shades that are created where they meet. The most pleasant surprise, however, and I wish once again that blogs came with touch and smell is how soft and lustrous the yarn is.
I'm still not quite sure what it might become, however.
Spurred on by my unexpected success I turned to this month's Yarn Yard fibre club offering, some rather lovely organic merino in a shade called 'Thistles'. This is evenly painted in two shades of two colours so I thought that instead of trying to get an all over blend of the shades as I had done with the last project, I would try something different.
Here is the roving, plaited up looking gorgeous.
I also wanted the yarn to be a little heavier and more lightly twisted than the 'heavy sock weight' that seems to be my default yarn these days which took some concentration but here are my first results.
This is the green yarn straight off the wheel before setting but I am getting pretty much the effect that I wanted. My current plan is to make something in entrelac which I think will show the 'two yarns from one' effect well but I am open to suggestions - what would you do with this?