I had an hour block of time today. For the last two weeks, time has been a bit of a rarity, so I was tickled to bits.
I planned to finish off some fiber I had spun in Judith’s MacKenzie’s amazing colored sock yarn class at CNCH 2012. I started with 2 small single plies of multicolored fiber that Judith taught us how to prepare in several different ways.
Using a combination of the Andean plying technique + my spinning wheel, I twisted each ply onto itself to create 2 short double ply yarns. (The hot pink was an outlier on the end of one bobbin, so I snipped it off. I’m citing artistic license on that one.)
I then took these two double ply yarns and twisted them together yet again to create a 4 ply yarn.
The idea is that you can use some pretty wild colors. But, blended so thoroughly like this, you can end up with a yarn that’s tame enough for a man’s sock. (I still think hubby is thanking me for ripping out the hot pink.)
What surprised me is that with all this plying and spinning, I halfway expected a yarn that was pretty stiff. Not so (assuming I’ve done it correctly). I’ve found it to be a nice cushy yarn that I would be thrilled to have gracing my delicate size 11′s. What a lovely way to spend a blustery afternoon. Happy sigh.