In spite of the heat, I managed to 'whip up' my first skein of yarn and it is gift worthy which means that this skein will go to one lucky reader of my blog. Since I have 5 followers, the person that leaves the 5th comment gets the yarn.
Here are the rules and disclaimers:
You may leave only one comment. I have a cat, so if you are allergic try not to be the fifth person to leave a comment, but by all means leave a comment. Mrs. Sock Pixie, I'm sure you don't want your fiber back, so please feel free to leave a comment (I love hearing from you), but try not to win. Lastly, this is a one and only skein, the fiber is gone, so I can't get you any more of it. OK, I'm done.
This is from day one of the race and while it's not perfect, it's darned good and usable yarn.
This is one skein of BFL (Blue Faced Leicester) from Sock Pixie in the Lady in White colorway. It's about 150 yards (14 wpi) of buttery softness.
There are no knots in the yarn, and my Navajo plying could use some work. It's not perfectly even like machine plied yarn that you see in the store either - it has character. Still I see a nice little neck warmer or maybe a 'fake isle' hat.
This yarn is going to bleed a little, so hand wash only and for goodness sakes, don't put this yarn in the dryer!
A ery special thank you to Mrs. Sock Pixie for providing the fiber in such pretty colors, and for making this fiber a joy to spin.