But wait, what about my disaster yarn! I always like to get the bad news out of the way first. And here's the lesson for the day: don't try Navajo plying until you have been spinning for awhile and have the treadle motion down. Yikes! I thought it would be a breeze because it was so easy on the drop spindle! I finally did get the hang of it by about halfway through, but it was a humbling experience and not at all zenlike. I now have some "interesting" yarn. Which my older son loves, bless his heart. So it will be a hat for him. Here it is; it is looking better in this picture than it has any right to. Steam and good camera angles do wonders!
After the disaster yarn, I had to spin my green to get back in a good mood. (It's a good excuse anyway!) And I think it came out pretty well.
I had some of one ply left over (no more Navajo plying thankyewverymuch!) and I plied it with some olive green. I think it looks kinda cool.
Here they are side by side. They're sort of between a sport and dk weight.
And another shot because I love the colors.
Much better. The plying was a treat, particularly after that Navajo plying fiasco. Whew.
Off to do a bit of work. I'm trying not to inhale very deeply. It is very very smoky here from the Napa/Solano County fire. I'm sending good thoughts out to all the California firefighters out there, as well as those who are helping them. It's a tough tough time.