Yesterday I finished spinning and plying a beautiful 8 oz merino roving as part of the Tour de Fleece:
The color is hard to capture, but it is a very deep, rich, almost-purple cranberry color. I ended up with 863 total yards, and the best part? It’s fingering weight!
Here are my skeins with two skeins of commercial sock yarn. The color is all off, but the picture does show the thickness, or weight, of the yarn I spun…sock yarn! This was a huge goal when I started spinning…I wanted to get to the point where I could spin a consistent fingering weight.
I was anxious to see how it would respond to washing, as I had heard that merino tendsto poof quite a bit. No worries though, it’s still sock weight…and soooooo soft.
I am so pleased with this yarn. I’m hunting for the perfect inspiration to turn it into a shawl.