This weekend I finished a yarn that I'd been looking forward to spinning for quite some time. I hadn't wanted to start it before we moved, so the wheel was dormant for a couple weeks until it and my fiber were moved in with my parents.
Here's how it looked in roving form, as a reminder. This is Dyeing Arts Dazzling Duos, a superwash merino, in the colorway March Hare:
And here it is as yarn, a two ply somewhere between a fingering and a sport weight:
In spite of the fact that the yardage I got with this 4 oz. was a little disappointing (only about 255 yards), I'm quite proud of this yarn because of the fact that I finally achieved the tight twist and barberpoling effects I was trying for. It was also my first time spinning pure merino (as opposed to a blend). It broke several times in the beginning, but by the end of the second bobbin, I was completely comfortable. I've already started spinning up the first half of the other Dyeing Arts roving.
Ahead of our move in with my parents, I sent myself a little housewarming gift. These will be seen in the weeks ahead; both are from All Spun Up.
4.3 ounces of merino