At Rhinebeck 2006, I picked up a Blue Moon Sheep 2 Shoe kit from the Fold’s booth – after the STR line had mostly dissipated! Why, of course it’s taken me this long to get to it. I’m trying to get more spinning time in, and not acquire any more fibre for awhile…at least until I’ve pared down what I have!
I followed their instructions and split the top lengthwise into thirds, except for the fact that hey, wool doesn’t necessarily do what you want! So when I spun up the three singles, the colours really didn’t align at all.
I did up some as the three-ply from three bobbins, but I wasn’t really into how the colours were falling.
This smallish skein is 49 g and 215 yards – perfect fingering weight.
So I decided to cut that smaller skein short and do a chain ply (navajo ply) of the rest of it. Technically, I still have quite a bit of singles yet. I’ll get to it sometime.
So I got this big skein of 130 g and…at least 500 yards? I haven’t counted. But I do think this will stripe up really nicely when knit. It’s got some marled sections, of course, but mostly solid areas.
I’m pretty happy with it – took long enough to spin up! I think I’m going to do some thicker stuff next.
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