Just finished the pink singles. I'll let them rest on the bobbin and ply them tomorrow. Pictures to follow... Ooooooh, and more goodies arrived in today's mail - a white Targhee fleece from Montana!
Oh, Targhee... one of my absolute favs! It is one of my top 3-4 all time favs for spinning.
I like the Targhee so far, almost as fine as Merino, but not as spendy. I've got a black and white spotted fleece from a local shepherd (mostly black). The fleece I got today is a white one from a range sheep out west. Dirty, but not much veg that I can see - at least not yet - I haven't pulled it all the way out of the box.
Finished plying the pink yarn - ended up with 360 yards. Gave it a warm bath, it shed a little color, but red tones tend to do that I guess. I gave it a spin and it is drying now - lovely mauve color when wet. I'll get pictures and weight when it dries.
Well, the skein is dry now. Here are the vital statistics: 97 grams, 360 yards chain plied, singles spindle spun clockwise, wheel plied counterclockwise 15 treadles on fast end of Louet two ended bobbin. Source materials were Pink Romney, Gray Corriedale and a bit of white icicle sparkle fiber. Here's a picture of the finished yarn:
Thanks! It's been fun to work with this from raw fleece to finished yarn.
Thanks! It has been fun to do. Started with some of the nastiest fleece I ever bought (ebay - so I didn't get to see it first) and figured that it was so bad that I'd learn to dye with it since I had nothing to lose if the fleece was destroyed. Sometimes there is a happy surprise at the end of this little rainbow...
It's at the beginning of my blog if you want to read the whole story.
I'm not a real pink person but that has my mouth watering.
I have to agree... it looks yummy!
Thanks, it has been a treat after dealing with the nastiest fleece I've ever had!