So ... on Monday I dug in the cabinet where my mentionable fiber is (my unmentionable fiber is stashed in a few other places) and dug up some fiber from Desert Peach Farm & Fiber. I'd promised Jeanette from knitting circle that I would spin her enough yarn to make herself a pair of socks. This is what I got:
I was sure I started with more orange than lilac, but it's pretty all the same. I think it's suitable for a pair of socks, or a pair of mittens, if she so chooses.
I'm not sure of the yardage, I just know it's enough to make a pair of ankle socks:
And, if I say so myself (since I am the only one saying anything at all), it came out pretty good. As usual, I wasn't happy with the first spin, but after Navajo plying, it turned out to be pretty even - mostly - and should knit up pretty nicely with a size US3 or US4 set of DPNs. You hear that Jeanette?
So, here's hoping it's truly enough for a pair of socks, and a pretty pair at that.
Now back to my shawl.