My original intention was to spin yarn to knit a Sunny Days Shawlette for a friend who enjoys fresh colours. But, as I had heard, Merino/Tencel blends are not easy to spin into a fine thread.
I intentionally spun it loose so that the yarn would bloom, as I feel this suits asnuggly shawl with a stockinette body. I split the roving down the centre and then spun the 2 sections separately. I then plied them together and hoped for about 280 meters.
The result is a lovely worsted yarn, 114 grams with 210 meters. Not what I had planned for, but look how pretty it is...
... it inspired me...
Since this would not work for the Sunny Days Shawlette, I came up with a few ideas. After testing all three, I settled on the last A Spring Rain Shawlette.
Here it is on my needles:
Its not easy to see the design in the photo, it is a ladder stitch that should, once blocked, give the appearance of spring rains in a beautiful garden.
I have not figured out the edging yet, but will think more about this as I get closer to the end.
Have a wonderful Mothers Day, and keep your needles busy.