Sunday, June 20, 2010
Then I did my best to spin them both the same thickness throughout. Spinners will know that the skill of spinning both halves exactly the same is a challenge you can work on your entire life and not achieve mastery. That's okay. I came out with two "pretty close" skeins!
Now, I wanted two striping skeins of yarn because I had this brilliant idea in the back of my head to do matching Fair Isle socks with the resulting yarn. The next challenge was what to use as the contrasting color.
Happily, I wasn't totally out of luck. Cris (the dyer) also creates "coordinating braids". These are semi-solid braids in the same fiber as the SAL braid and are intended to be spun with (or separately from) the SAL fiber. I questioned her about one she had up called "Tea" and her fabulous response was, "I'm not sure.. how about I send you a sample!".
What do you think? I think this one is a winner. I've already spun up the sample yarn and it evens out to a lovely green that makes me want to brew Japanese green tea and have plum sweets with it.
I bought a braid of "Tea" (along with something else I'll probably be sharing in weeks to come) and I'll be spinning that up, next. Hopefully it will pair well and the two yarns will yield some stunning socks!