Hello everyone! I was inspired last night after putting Sam to bed and spun up this mini yarn skein of about 70 yards. Using my favorite angora/wool blended cloud roving for one ply and for the other ply some wool roving that my friend Judy of mamajudes on Etsy plant dyed in a graduated pastel rainbow colorway. Judy uses a mixed breed roving from Brown Sheep Company which is strong and makes a firm ply, but it's not the softest. Since I value softness, I felt that to make a pleasing yarn it really needed to be blended with the angora. This is also a good way to make the plant dyed fiber stretch a bit farther.
Here is the skein along with the rovings I used to create it.
A closeup before washing. It will "bloom" fluff out some more after having a bath.
I wish there was more yardage as I very pleased with how the skein turned out. I still have some of both of the rovings in which to make more yarn and I think I'll sell that as yarn instead of knitting toys from it. How many yards do you think is needed to make a useful skein of DK/Worsted weight yarn?
Joining in with Linda for Creative Friday.