Mary Ann is such a master at combining colors and as soon as I saw it, I just knew I had to see it spun up. I saved my pennies and eventually placed my order.
The holidays came and went and then when January rolled around I put it on my 1+1+1 project list for the first quarter of the year. It just so happened that the Three Waters Farm Ravelry Group was hosting an ‘Unexpected Combos” spinalong in March and, aside form the fact that spinning 12oz of fiber in one month was a little tight for me, it fit just perfectly with my plans. When March rolled around, I got to work straight away.
Then I went on to ‘Agate‘ Polwarth + Silk.
I ran out of of the Dirty Girl Redux quite a bit before the other two colorways. We’ve discussed a bit the ‘why’ of that and most likely I inadvertently handled that braid slightly differently when I drafted because it’s a different blend than the other two. It also probably made a difference that it was the first of the three spins and I may have just spun it a bit heavier. As a curious spinner, this was kind of fascinating to me as I recall having a sense that it was going to be a little different. No bother though since the resulting 3-ply is pretty spectacular.
And that’s not all.
Remember how I said I ran out of the Dirty Girl Redux component of this spin with quite a bit of Agate and Heart of Hearts remaining? Well, I figure I might as well spin the remainders of that yarn into a 2-ply and see how that looks.
And just like a parent with two kids, I honestly can’t pick which one I like better because they are both beautiful in their own way. The second skein, the 2-ply, the ‘leftovers’ wound up being a whopping 520yards of lace weight yarn. Yet another HUGE skein for me.
I’ve got no immediate plans for these skeins. Honesty, I’m still having trouble believing that I spun them. Technically, these felt like a real leap for me both in consistency and sheer yardage. Aesthetically, this color combination is just out of this world. I’m just going to kind of stare in awe for a little while. Sometimes, you just have to bask a little in this kind of beauty and be thankful that I was open to expect the unexpected with this spin.