Here's a little stealth-spinning yarn for y'all. Carrie at (where else?) Funky Carolina dyed this for me last November, as part of her Pure Inspirations club. The inspiration for this colorway, Rock Your Socks Off, was Zeppelin's tune "Same As It Ever Was". It makes me wonder how psychic she is sometimes - that vivid blue in the roving? - the EXACT SAME color of the shirt Robert Plant wore the last time I saw him and Page-y in concert.
I didn't have any specific end-use for the yarn, so I just sat down and enjoyed the spin.
Fiber: Superwash Blue-Faced Leicester wool roving from Funky Carolina.
Colorway: Rock Your Socks Off. In the roving, it looks like "just" red, blue, white and some dark green, but it became SO much more in the finished yarn.
Specs: A 2-ply worsted-weight yarn, 200 yards from 4 ounces.
Technique: I spun this without really worrying too much about the details, but I put a fairly stiff twist in the singles, and smoothed the fibers down as I spun, using a point-of-contact drafting method. I plied slightly more loosely than I might normally do, since the singles were fairly crisp and I didn't want the finished yarn to feel like a scouring pad.
Super fun-looking yarn, doncha think? And kind of a break from my normal grayed-out preferred colors too. (Not to worry, next up we'll be back to grays.) I believe I might try to get a simple seed-stitch scarf for the Red Scarf Project out of this. It's just the kind of funky, interesting thing I would have liked when I was in college..... to wear with my normal outfit of all black with my red Converse hightops.
All for now....