Over the weekend, I began spinning a part of my Tailfeathers subscription from last year from Unplanned Peacock. It was a generous 100 grams (actually more like 125 grams) of pure silk top. The gorgeous colorway was called Sequoia, greens, a little yellow, some white. I took my time spinning it, I wanted a thin, even, well balanced yarn.
I started by dividing the top in half, hoping to get fairly equal bobbins of singles to ply.
Once it was all spun, I was concerned that it wasn’t going to ply onto only one bobbin, but I spent the afternoon plying. It was a soft as butter as it spun, a delight to handle.
It was a full bobbin, very full and this is a truer representation of the color. It is very even, fingering to baby weight and so soft.
I ended up with 335 yards of delightful yarn. It doesn’t have a plan, maybe it will go in the shop, maybe knit into a small shawl or cowl. This was the second time I have spun silk, the first time was totally on one of my drop spindles. Another lovely skein of yarn.