239 yards of chain plied yarn from 8 oz of sliver roving in the Wild Iris colorway from the people over at Imperial Yarn. Their website scares me a little. Click at your own risk.
The yarn is more purple-ish in person but it seems to be darker in yarn form than it did in fiber form. However, I could be totally wrong about that. I'm having one of those weeks, ya see.
The fiber was rustic and made me think of thrums. Not that I've worked with thrums or anything. Just a feeling I have. It had little bits of different colors of fiber in the braid and made sort of a tweedy yarn at the end of it. Going in, I knew it would be a pain to spin and I was right. A good challenge but not one of those 'a joy to work with' fibers.
I chain plied two singles together to get this yarn. Yeah. That makes more or less 6 singles plied together.
I was thinking of knitting the Gap-tastic cowl for a girlfriend but, after counting yardage, I don't think I can. I don't think I have enough yarn.
How often do I say that about my hand-spun?