Drift On By

Finally completed the roving that I have been spinning. This was supposed to be a PS4 North project! Anyway, ’tis done and is now part of my yarn stash.

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Ocean Drift roving

Fibre: Handpainted Superwash Merino and Tencel Roving Top
Source: Funky Carolina/vedabliss on Etsy

Colour: Ocean Drift

Quantity: 4 ounces

Cost: $18:50

Plied: 3ply, chain

Yield: 330 yards

Start Date: 04 March, 2009

Completed Date: 29 May, 2009

Washed: skeins washed in cool water and Eucalan. Significant colour loss.

Ocean Drift WIP
Ocean Drift on the wheel

I did not enjoy this project. The fibre was difficult to spin and made my skin itch. I really made a hash of both the spinning and  the plying. The finished yarn seems limp and lifeless. It is very silky indeed. Completely different from the Merino/Tencel blend roving that I had from Copperpot – that spun like a dream and earned me a prize. The finished “Giggle” yarn had much more life and character to it. More of the Merino “spring” and less of the Tencel “drape”, I think.

However, the colours are amazing, and I do love them very much.

Finished skein
Finished skein

Unsure what to make with the yarn. Socks do not appeal. Perhaps Stefanie Japel’s Reclamation triangle scarf?

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