We need more plies over here
Ye gods, I can't stop with the 3 ply! Everything must be 3 ply! Don't get me wrong, 2 ply has been good to me, and I have no intentions of abandoning it. But oh, 3 ply, you make me weak in the knees (which, ironically, has nothing to do with the fact that 3 ply is more work than 2 ply).I started with this fiber. Does it look familiar? It did to me too, and it suddenly hit me that I spun a yarn very similar colorway from the same seller earlier this year. Apparently this color combo calls to me in some mysterious way. Who knew I was such a fan of purple? Certainly not I.Fiber: FatCatKnits 100% superwash merino, "Sentinel"3 ply356 yards109 gramsIt does look smashing as a 3 ply, though, and I'm thoroughly happy with it. The fiber was absolutely lovely—probably the best superwash merino I've spun thus far. The resulting yarn is a very squishy heavy fingering weight and would make a killer pair of socks.Next up is a yarn I spun over Labor Day weekend. I started spinning on Friday evening and plied the yarn on Monday morning.Fiber: YarnPig 100% merino, "Patina"3 ply400 yards100 gramsThis yarn certainly exceeded my expectations! My friend Bea (aka, YarnPig) dyed the fiber as part of an exchange we did several months ago. She let me choose from several rovings she had dyed, and I was immediately drawn to this one. Bea did warn me that she thought the fiber might be a bit felted, but I liked the colors enough to chance it. It ended up being a great choice.As it turned out, the fiber was not felted; in fact, it drafted quite easily. And those subtle colors—swoon! This one was hard to photograph. Depending on the light, it can look steely blue, earthy brown, or even greenish-gray. Very nice. The texture is lovely too. It has so much elasticity that I can practically hear it go "sproing." That's the kind of bounce you just can't get with superwash merino...at least, not with any superwash merino I've tried.