After two years in the Crown Mountain Farms fiber club, I decided to take a different path for 2013. I got into the Bee Mice Elf fiber club after being on the waiting list and decided to give it a try. This club lasts six months and has three shipments. The first arrived early this month and I was in love with it from the start.
This shipment was Polwarth, my absolute favorite fiber to spin, in a colorway called Crewel World. Rather than going for the obvious and doing a chain ply to keep the color progression distinct, I decided to split the fiber in half and spin a fractal -- so I split the top in half vertically and then split one of the halves in half again. The effect is then that both plies move through the colors in the same order but one of the two moves through the sequence twice and the other moves through it once.
The finished yarn is a little toned down compared to the fiber, but it's just as beautiful.
It's about DK weight and just shy of 200 yards.
As usual, I have no immediate plans for this skein other than to admire it. And I'm okay with that!