A while back I was in my LYS with my daughter and she helped me choose something to spin up. It’s in her favourite colours: pink and purple. She’s almost 6, so that’s de rigeur. I wasn’t sure I could do it justice, but I was emboldened by last week’s success with the blue.
Here’s the before (Fleece Artist BFL):
And here’s the 170 yds of chain-plied loveliness (weighing in at 61g):
I’m a happy camper. And since there was still time left in the week (not really, but I made time), I decided to have a go at plying my undyed BFL singles. I knew I wanted 2 ply yarn, so I wound 2 balls together into another ball, then spit-spliced and wound until I had a single ball a bit larger than a softball. Then I took my magic plying wand (wooden stick + cup hook on the end) and plied. Then I plied some more the next day. And the next day. I now have around 660 yards of unwashed yarn. It weights in at about 160g. I’m quite happy with the result!
Of course now this is real yarn it can be used for knitting. I am challenging myself to design something especially for this yarn and I’ll be working on that shortly. Of course I may distract myself with designing something else to use up my pink/purple creation for my girly-girl or my blue creation for me. We’ll see what comes to me first.