First of all, locks spun in the grease spin a lot easier at 70F than they do at 45F. For those who wondered, I flicked the tips open by brushing just the tips on a hand card.
I expected to be very disappointed with how these turned out. I loved the color, but the feel was disturbing with all that grease, I didn’t know if I should ply them or leave them as singles. A lot of worry, stress, and decisions went into these locks.
I pulled them off the bobbin, and thought I rather liked their look. They looked delicate, but felt stronger than I expected them to. So I decided now was a good time to scour them. 2 hot water and dishwashing liquid baths later, I was sure I had gotten a good portion of the lanolin out. I whacked the skein and hung it to dry.
A bit later I went back in to see the skein. I fell in love! But, I couldn’t figure out what to do with such a wild and wooly skein of yarn. I contemplated all evening.
Then I got to thinking, wouldn’t I be able to knit another montego bay? Won’t this act a bit like the mohair? I hope so, because THAT I can picture! Now just to finish spinning the locks.
Check this out! I don’t think I really lost the dye in the scouring process. So pretty!