New Obsession

So….I have begun to spin one of the Merino/Tencelblends.  I know I mentioned that I would probably spin it last, because I have heard that the short fibers and slipperiness of merino/tencel could be hard to get accustomed to.  But, I decided I wanted a challenge.  Much to my amazement, I find this actually easier to spin than what I was spinning.

I have also been a bit irritated about the fact that though I love the colors of what I have been spinning, I cannot help but notice that it is not terribly soft.  Not the softness of fine yarn that you want to pet and rub against your face.  In fact, as I am knitting it, I sort of don’t want to touch it at all.  Though I think some conditioning will soften it up, I really wanted to try something known for being soft.

The merino/tencel blend?  Oh my gosh so soft!  So soft, so shiny!  It is a pleasure to spin.  Excuse the poor picture, I apparently need a new camera that can handle better resolutions.  This does not even begin to capture the soft shininess that is this fiber!

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Somehow this fiber makes me think of India.  Not that I have ever been to India.  Its just that the shininess and color contrasts make me think of fine Indian restaurants I have been to, and the contrasts in colors and flavors of Indian food. 

The singles are looking so fine as they are that I intend to leave it as singles and knit lace.  I think that plying this yarn together would somehow take away from the prettiness that it is.  The tweed look that one gets with plying colors just won’t work for me.

2 thoughts on “New Obsession

  1. Yes, this blend has entirely changed what I had imagined the other fiber to be for! LOL. Now the other stuff will most definately be socks. Cause scarves and shawls should be soft like this!

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