You know that saying: “when life hands you lemons, you make lemonade”? One bag of Pygora I sent in had both bits of black and white fleece in it. I called it “Salt n Pepper”. It came back from the mill sort of looking like salt and pepper, but with some neps in it. More neps than someone spinning for lace would appreciate. Sigh….what to do? Here’s a photo story of my Salt n Pepper project:
First I created a blend of 50% S&P Pygora with 50% dark chocolate Merino. Here’s part of the batt, the hand-pulled roving, and then the skein. I spun this fiber approx twice as thick as I normally do, using a long-draw draft. The result is 85 yds of two ply yarn weighing 1 ounce. It came out light and lofty as I had hoped. What to make with such little yardage? A Calorimetry, of course! I’ve just finished knitting and will post a photo of the finished item next…..I am extremely happy with the results: a very soft yarn, with hints of tweediness! Neps be damned!