Which spun up nicely into randomly colored singles?
Well, I have been eyeing Amy Clarke Moore's Child Size Mitered Sweater, from All New Homespun Handknit, and thinking that the yarn from that batt would be lovely in mitered squares.
So, I dug out a cone of Harrisville wool single, and plied the two full bobbins I've already spun from the fiber, figuring that I could double the amount of yarn from the original 9 ozs that way.
It was a good notion, and I got a total of 304 yards in 5.6 ozs (with a lot more left to spin- I need about 900 yds total). But this is what happened:
And it's not any prettier on close up:
Pretty blah, no?
I am sincerely hoping that this is one of those yarns whose true beauty doesn't appear until it's knit up. Surely, the color changes (brown, yellow, pink, blue- all with tweedy gray) will show to good effect in mitered squares. Right? It'll look like random squares. Right? It won't be a sweater that no child would be caught wearing voluntarily? Please?