i've been wanting to spin the perfect sock yarn for myself and for sale, so last week i carded together a bunch of leftovers - some merino dyed in pinks, wine, burgundy, black, and a teeny bit of green, merino/silk blend, undyed mohair top, and of course, angelina - to give it a go.
this is the first bobbin, spun very fine. i was thinking to myself, hmm. this seems like it's going to produce some serious yardage. usually when i do plied yarns, the bobbin is half as full. interesting.
i had a feeling that this wasn't going to fit on a regular bobbin, so i plied it on my bulky one. hmmm ... oh my.
so here it is, finished. fingering-sport weight, and just 8 yards shy of 600 yards! holy crap! this beautiful beast took me 4 days to finish (working on and off, of course), and probably about 10-12 hours total.
sorry if it was too many pictures for you. but for me, the more the merrier. i really love the way the batts spun up, and think that i found my perfect blend on the first try. now i have two big questions: 1) should i split the hank into two 300 yard skeins or sell it as is, and 2) should i sell it at all? (i think i'm going to start selling batts so i won't be tempted to spend ALL of my free time spinning them.)