I finally pulled out my Rasputin pencil roving from Crown Mountain Farms. I am very excited to spin it. I thought I would spin it as a 3 ply and divided it into 3 equal parts and had a bit leftover to do some test runs with. I split the test batch into 3's and spun one as a Navajo ply, the second I split by 3's againg and spun as a 3ply and the 3rd I am holding off on to see how thick I want my yarn to be.
So...Sample A is the Navajo ply and Sample be is the 3ply. A is on the Left and B is on the right: I think that sample B(right) is a a more interesting yarn but a little more muddled in the colors. I decided to knit them up. I made a couple of keychain socks...Again Sample A is on the left and Sample B is on the right. The colors are much more crisp in sample A and the color runs are shorter. Sample B has longer color runs and more gradual color changes it also turned out to be a more consistent yarn but I think I can remedy that in the Navajo ply if I slow down a bit. I had just a touch of yarn left in each to make small swatches (like 1.5 inch) to keep in my spinning notebook.A is on top and B is below. I think I know how I am going to spin it...what do you think?
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