|Plied "Goddess" from Loop on the Niddy Noddy|
|Full view of the finished yarn on the Niddy Noddy.|
|Full view of the "Goddess" skein|
I washed the skein in hot water with a small squeeze of Dawn Olay Hand Renewal dish liquid in the Lavender scent. I was really hoping for some color bleed to tone down the bright green, but that didn't happen. I may still split off the colors later on, but I'm currently considering a round yoke sweater using this yarn for the colorwork portion. If I break up the colors, I could overdye that green with something else to tone it down - maybe a peacock blue or a darker green, just to knock the intensity down a notch. Another option would be to plan the colorwork specifically to break up the stitches to small "pops" of the green. The quilters call that kind of oddball color a "poison color" that is needed to energize the color scheme of a project. In a colorwork yoke, I'm thinking of doing something floral... maybe iris or violets... or maybe something abstract, I haven't decided. The grist of 24 wraps per inch makes it a fingering weight yarn, so I do have plenty of options. Many suppliers make a grand array of colors in this yarn weight.
|Close up of the "Goddess" skein - color is more accurate in the full skein photo.|
This particular sample is also from the Loop Fiber Studio and it came in the box along with the Goddess bump as a gift. It is a sample of Steph's Spontaneous Spinning Clouds. The fiber is carded but not aligned in a batt or top. This little bit had white and a pale pink fiber with a smidgen of sparkle fiber that appears to be Angelina. No fiber notations were made so I can only speculate what might be in this yarn.
Also in progress is some of the Grand Champion Targhee fleece that I purchased at the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival last month. I chose some of the fleece near one edge and did some lock washing on it. Then I flick carded and spindle spun some of it quite fine. Chain plied on the spindle - because the Louet pulls too hard to ply a super fine yarn, it breaks the singles. We have an understanding now, and there is much less frustration. There are some things a Louet S-10 does marvellously well, but fine yarn isn't one of them.
|Grand Champion Targhee fleece, yarn sample|