More spinning! I wanted something to spin at the last Spinning Guild meeting so I grabbed a rope of semi-solid fiber from the stash.
The fiber was from To-Ply and it was a Merino/Bamboo/Nylon blend in colorway Gold. I bought this 4-oz braid at the Handspinner’s Guild marketplace in Torrance a few years ago. The fiber felt great to spin with and it was pretty inexpensive too!
There’s the fancy “inside a plastic bag” shot. It was nice to work with something that I didn’t have to worry about the color with. I just split it in half (not lengthwise) and went for it. I didn’t realize it was going to be so thin, but it is probably a fingering or even light fingering.
I love the color! It is really carrot-y.
Start date: August 24, 2013
Finish date: September 5, 2013
4 oz, 327 yards.
Merino 60%, Bamboo 30%, Nylon 10%
I was so happy with it when I was done. Then I went to put it away and realized I had some other lace/fingering weight handspun that looked just like it. Here it is next to some hand-dyed Optim that I spun years ago:
I can see the difference, and I guess that’s all that counts… right?