Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Lovely New Yarn?

Remember I mentioned my dear husband Tony was complaining his hats let air through which makes his head cold? So I bought some superwash merino/alpaca fiber to spin for a new hat for him.

I weighed out 2 ounces of my trusty new gram scale and stuck it in a dyepot with a bunch of orange koolaid. I weighed out 2 more ounces and began to spin it without fooling with it, while the first bit cooked and dried.

I ended up with a gorgeous russetty orange "Jacob Black as a Wolf" color, LoL! I thought it would be very pretty plied with the natural gray/brown of fiber.

I finished plying it today though I am drawing a complete and total blank on the yardage I got. I'm thinking 120s? Plenty for a tightly knit hat regardless.

Now that I'm done plying it I'm not sure the two colors work as well as I'd thought. I guess I can always knit the hat and if it's ugly, just chuck the hat in a dyepot and no harm, no foul.


  1. I love the colors together!!! And I love that spindle (LOL) Wonderful job you are a very good spinner!