When I got home last night, I was pretty tired. I am having issues with insomnia (again!) and I didn’t get much sleep Sunday night. After a busy day at the office, I just wanted something mindless to do.
First, though, I said yesterday that I would show you all of the colors that went into the variegated single.
That’s right, 17 different colors all spun in a random fashion. I had more of some colors and less of others, so the colors I had more of are more common, but then the rarer colors surprise you by popping up when you least expect them.
The brown that I am plying with these is toning the brights down, and giving the duller colors a change to shine more.
The best part, though, is watching the colors change. This one has tan, dark green, blue, maroon, and old gold.
Then come some surprises with teal, orange, more tan, deep brown and pale aqua.. I can hardly wait to have this all plied up and see it in a skein. My goal is to have it done by the end of the weekend. We’ll see. There is a lot yet to ply, and this is my jumbo bobbin, which, experience tells me, will hold about a pound of yarn.
I almost wish I could turn the wheel sideways so I can watch the colors change.