Posted by Nina on Apr 26, 2010
When I got 3rd eye from the spinning loft, I didn’t have any idea what I wanted to do with it, I knew that I wanted to ply it, but I didn’t think I loved the colorway enough to buy 2 braids but I loved how it felt in my hands as roving and couldn’t imagine what it would look like all spun up.
Once I started spinning, I was hooked! The white fluffy fibers on top blended into the yarn and made this beautiful sheen and it spun so smooth. I now wish I had bought the second braid because it’s pretty darn amazing! I spun up the singles to be navajo plied because I wanted to keep the colors in a stripe pattern and I took my time. This taught me 2 things.. 1.) Navajo plying is BORING. I don’t really like doing it but now if you put in a movie and sit there and just do it for 2 hours, you can make some pretty great progress without being bored to death! and 2.) Navajo plying just might be my most favorite finished yarn look ever! It’s so smooth and round and just beautiful.
I ended up with 375 yards of approximate lace weight yarn. It’s roughly 18 WPI (wraps per inch). I don’t know what it will become but I definitely want to use it in something! The yarn has a beautiful drape.. and would be great in any project worn close to the skin.. what to do? what to do?