I’ve not just been feeding baby goats and learning about Iowan politics lately. I’ve also been spinning! You might remember me posting about the Easyknits dyed Merino that I was spinning into (really) fine singles. Well, I filled three bobbins with that wool and plied them together to make a really lush, soft and just yummy yarn. This is the kind of yarn that gets stuffed down shirt fronts at knitting events. Really, it’s that good. It ended-up being really well-balanced as well after I plied it which was sort-of a first for me. The only disappointment for me? The red in the dyed wool ended-up being a lovely shade of pink in the finished yarn. Had I anticipated this happening, I probably would have just pulled it out and held onto it for another project. What I did instead was to simply take the finished yarn with the pink in it and skeined it separately.
Please excuse the flashes of gold, pieces of a Christmas bow were the only thing that I had handy to mark the meterage onto that was waterproof!
These skeins are a nice 3-ply DK weight yarn totaling a little over 640 meters total.
The two all blue/grey skeins were each 150 meters for 300 meters total.
The two pink/blue skeins totaled about 340 meters.
I have immediate plans for the two blue/grey skeins while I am still pondering the fate of the pink/blue skeins. They may end-up being made into something for a certain blue-eyed and blonde Finn that I happen to know:-)
The pictures that I took don’t honestly do the skeins justice. However, I was battling 30mph wind gusts, sub-freezing wind-chill and the fact that the sun was departing the sky rapidly in order to get these photographed.
Now, just so you don’t miss a day of goat-y goodness here is a completely dorky picture of me feeding the baby in the middle of the night. In the cold. And the dark. I have finally figured out how to hold the kid, feed it, and take a picture with my iPhone. Or scratch my nose.