Here's my Tour de Fleece yarn...
I finished it up yesterday...on the final day of the tour.
It's 100% Merino and it's super soft and fairly even in thickness.
It's somewhere between a fingering and DK. The color is Sandalwood.
I had hoped to spin up and ply at least 600 yards and get started on a project during the tour.
But, life got busy and I only spun and plied four ounces for a total of 213 yards.
But, for me and how little I usually spin...this is an accomplishment to be proud of.
I was even more proud when I took it off of my niddy noddy and held it up...
there was not even the slightest bit of twist in the skein! Wow!
I've been told that is a good thing. I guess it means my yarn is well balanced?
I'm so excited about it that I plan to spin up at least eight ounces more.
I can't wait to get started on a project with it!
I've already started searching for the perfect pattern.
Woo hooo...handspun yarn by me!
Here's a question for other hand spinners...
When you're finished spinning and plying yarn do you wash it?
Do you let it sit for a while? Do you just start right into a project with it?
Or....I just heard of this a few years ago and I don't quite get it...
do you wash it and beat it and how? I'd love to hear what you do and why.
I was told years ago that it's best to wash it and hang it to dry to set the twist.
So, that's what I've always done. I'm wondering if that's necessary or the best way.
Your stories, experiences and advice would be great to hear. Please share. :-)