Originally uploaded by trillium knits
Yesterday I realized that the Tour De Fleece was upon us again.
Somewhat impulsively I thought that perhaps it was time to spin up a whole sweaters worth of yarn. I had two pounds of undyed merino from Paradise Fibers in my stash so I pulled it and the dye crockpot out.
Note to self, my crock pot does not hold a full pound of top, at least not gracefully. I couldn't stir it at all so I got some crazy color varigation. I would be displeased with this in yarn, but for roving it will be lovely since it all evens out and mutes in the spinning and plying. I'll be dyeing the second half in a couple of batches so the color should be more uniform. I'll ply the first batch to the later batches to even things out even more.
I'm thinking this will be lovely as a semi-worsted two ply knit into a nice semi fitted raglan. I guess we'll see how much spinning I can get done in 23 days!