Still waiting on news for C’s work. Decision day is next week. In the meantime, I’ve been chipping away at old projects, and trying to keep up with my wheel. One of the ways I’ve been focusing my spinning is to try spinning down all of the indigodragonfly club fiber I’ve accumulated over the past year.
(Also, the club for one of my favourite fiber-dyeing companies opened up in 2015, and I wanted to make a little fiber stash space before new stuff started arriving.)
This first skein is from the August shipment, I think – it’s BFL, and the colourway is “Clowntown Abbey.” I spun it end-to-end and chain plied for long colour repeats, thinking that I’d get a really cool self-striping sock yarn.
Instead, I ended up with about 140m of DK weight, which still self-stripes beautifully but is absolutely not enough yardage for socks. I think it’d make a really great hat or set of mittens, though.
This second skein is BFL/Silk, from a while ago (Rav tells me this is the November shipment) – I believe the colourway is called “The White Rug of Shame.” I chose it for the February challenge at 15 in 2015, which was to spin something red or pink for Valentine’s day.
This turned out as a gorgeous, gorgeous sport-weight with an amazing shine. Again, my put-up was not stellar (about 150m), and I’m still not totally sure what I’m doing to get such low numbers, but the yarn itself is really satisfying to look at. The colour was pretty dark, almost red-looking in the braid, but spun up it really started to shine and look like a nice pink-purple blend.