I had some very sad fibre in my stash – the colour looked a bit dull and flat, the prep wasn’t the best (lots of nepps), and I suspected it had a high content of alpaca (not my favourite to spin). Time to do something about it.
Deciding to put my drum carder to good use, I used a dark merino that I hand dyed a few days ago as a base, then added the mystery fibre to it. Since there were very light tones of pink in it, I decided to add more. Much, much more. I knew telling the Universe pink was nothing but an unsuccessful red would come back to haunt me some day.
Then came the sparkle, in two tones of pink, also hand dyed by me (don’t tell anyone I have this in my stash!) Then more black, then the sad fibre, and so on until I ran out of the main fibre I wanted to rescue.I ended up with two batts. True to the handmade nature of these things, one came out a bit brighter looking than the other. It’s interesting how one is more on the pink side, and the other one has more sparkle.
My plans are to spin them in the near future. After my first Spring Market of the year, when I’ll have the brain space.
Now the question is, how to spin them? Core spin? Two-ply? Singles? Decisions, decisions.