Back in July I began spinning this green merino in a park in Paris.
That was a good start. It’s Corgi Hill Farm 15.5 micron merino and it was unbelievably soft. Since I spindle spun this braid it took a while, but I think it was worth the wait. I was so sure it was lovely that I took the time to wind the singles onto bobbins for plying. Plying seemed to take quite a while.
And here we are. About 700 yards of 2 ply lace weight in about 90 grams. It’s wonderful and soft and I’m afraid to show it to some of my other green-loving knitting friends (yes, Louise, I’m looking at you) because I don’t want to lose it.
In order to free up my wheel, I had to finish the singles of the first braid of my pair from Turtlepurl. I showed the start of it last week, and here’s the result:
I don’t know if I’m going to spin the second braid right away, but I’m ready to ply. It went all the way from that vibrant pink of last week to this dark purple. I’m aiming to chain ply it and I should be able to get that done this week, right?