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I have mixed feelings about this skein. I'm very pleased with how it turned out, but at only about 242 yards, it's much less yardage than I was hoping for from a fingering-weight skein. The fiber was Corriedale from Southern Cross Fibre in the colorway Spring. While I can see the colors of crocus blooms in the yarn, it also looks a little bit like a mashup of Halloween and Mardi Gras colors.
I have some undyed dark brown Corriedale in my stash and think I will spin up a smaller contrast skein to go with it.
On my wheel now is some more Southern Cross, this time Polwarth in a gorgeous colorway called Millefiori:
I've split the fiber in half lengthwise and am once again spinning end to end, and I'll chain ply when I'm done with the singles. And I already know what's going on the wheel after this spin is done:
I may not be buying any new fiber, but surely winning some in a giveaway doesn't count toward the prohibition? Sherrill posted this fiber on Instagram, and as I never win contests, I figured there was no harm in entering. So you can imagine my surprise when I did win! This is a Targhee/bamboo/silk braid in a colorway called Lilac Girls after the book of the same name (a book I read while we were in Florida most recently). I'll either split the braid in half lengthwise and spin a two ply, attempting to match up the color as much as possible, or spin it fine end to end and chain ply.