Quite a few years ago now, Laura and I took a class from Judith MacKenzie at Black Sheep Gathering on spinning yarn for socks. Judith said that the less we looked at our spinning, the thinner we would be able to spin our singles. I've found this to be true.
I dyed this Blue Face Leicester several months ago and took it Black Sheep this year, hoping it would like garlic against vampires, and protect me from purchasing more fiber. I had also been using the drop spindle a lot, which seems to have given me more control on my wheel. I ended up spinning this so thin that when the World Cup started, I decided to spin it while I watched.
I stripped the roving to make the colors blend evenly since I was working with three different dye results. I have 12 ounces - haven't calculated the yardage though. I usually like to spin to a project and feel a little lost with this yarn.
These are the braids that I bought for socks. The bottom two are different colorways - Artemis and Art Deco. I thought the medium blue in common would make interesting yarn. I spun it without stripping the roving so got long runs of each color.
I was certainly surprised at how the colors married. The fiber is Blue Face Leicester, bamboo and Tussah Silk from Blarney Yarns. Oh. So. Soft. I finished this skein as Uruguay lost. I had so hoped they'd go on to the finals - the smallest country in FIFA, with a population the size of Montreal. It would have been a fairy tale.
I started spinning the last two braids during the Spain and Germany match today. The colorway is Chestnut and it's 100% Blue Face Leicester from the same vendor. I'm so disappointed that I'll miss the final playoff on Sunday.
I'm leaving in the morning with my daughter and grandkids for my oldest son's home in Bend. My youngest son and his girlfriend are coming up as well. Even though a short visit, my children and four of my grandchildren will be together, and I am absolutely looking forward to it. We'll be driving back on Sunday, at the same time as the final match. Though I'm retire, they all have jobs. Darn it. I'd love a longer visit!
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