I bought a pound of Ashland Bay roving at SAFF and other spinners recommended that I spin it from the fold to preserve color uniformity. The yarn ended up with a tweedy-look, which I like very much. Here's a picture:
Yay! It stopped raining so I could take pictures when I went home for lunch. Does anyone else feel like a photo editor for Southern Living when you're "posing" your yarn for its "shoot"? Ha!
Superwash merino from Hello Yarn, spun and navajo plied by me. Glaring errors in the close-up, blech.
Leicester/rambouillet I got from a guild member and dyed in my new turkey roaster (definitely the way to go). My son named this Wet Cheetos.
Lastly, my favorite. 4-6 oz. (?) Falkland (?) (I've GOT to start writing this stuff down!), dyed by me and two plied because I wanted it soft and airy. 445 yards, people! Woot! 18 wpi, so I've FINALLY made laceweight (according to icanspin). Yippee!
Sonjaboo - the first thing I thought of when I saw your yarn was PlayDo. You know, when the colors first get mixed together, but before they're overly mixed?
100Bean - how is merino/tencel to spin? Does the tencel make it slippery?
I dyed some merino last week - twice - because the first colors were too pastel. The roving was lt. turquoise, dark blue and several shades of purple, but a lot of the variation was lost when I plied it.
275 yds. I'm calling it Blue Raspberry, in honor of the question posed on the "get to know each other" post. It's okay, but I'm kinda wishing I'd left it as singles. I haven't set the twist. Can I un-ply it, ya think???
I'm late to the party but finally have something to post, so here goes:
217 yds. two-ply, handdyed mills ends.
300 yds. "blue jeans" Ashland Bay merino wool.
Everyone's yarns are SOOO pretty! I dyed almost a pound of roving over the long weekend, so I'll be spinning that up soon. I think I've been too sparing with the dye and as a result, not realizing the depth of colors I want. Practice makes perfect, eh?
That is gorgeous, you guys! I'm envious of the yardage. Here's what I've been working on:
L to R: red/pink overdyed rescue, about 30 yds; Emerald City, 32 yrds; two-ply tussah silk, 60ish yds; handdyed two-ply 62 yds - no idea it would turn out so brown, it did NOT look brown before it was spun!; lastly, about 100 yds of more rescued overdyed. A bit patriotic, but maybe it'll be a nice hat.