So I showed you this picture last time
Of some Sable and Purple BFL I spun up, 5+ oz of each color. Those are very accurate colors on the bobbins. I finished plying them this week! After spending a month spinning these colors it felt like I was never going to get to spin anything else ever again!
When I began plying the two singles together I was a little disappointed because the colors seemed to fade into each other. There was not a strong purple single and a strong sable single anymore, they were just grey. I expected the colors to blend together, but I wasn’t expecting them to get lighter. That was my first surprise.
You know that sateen fabric that looks different colors in different lights? Sometimes it’s blue or purple, other times it looks black. Depending on how the light is hitting it. Well, I apparently have spun up the yarn equivalent of that fabric! Sometimes the yarn looks completely sable. Not a trace of purple in it at all. That is how it looked this morning when I took it off the shelf down stairs. By the time I got half way up the stairs, in the direct sunlight, it looked like this
When I got all the way up stairs to my desk in a room that is full of diffused light, it looked like this
and now that I have the curtain closed, it looks exactly like the purple bobbin again!
I am so intrigued by this yarn. I think I might run another experiment like this with some blue, or maybe green. I think I might use it to knit the Secret of Chrysopolis shawl or something else that has high detail and needs a solid colored yarn. I am wondering if it will hold its color shifting properties after it is knit up!
I have also been working on my Galveston Shawl. After I recovered from the trauma of having to rip it all back, I have quickly caught up to where I almost was. I am about half a chart away from where I think I got lost. Here it is, sitting on the amazing color shifting yarn, which has shifted back to the darker colors again
Zari should have the pattern available soon. I love this pattern and I know I will be making more than one of these. The texture of the waves makes me insanely giggly!
ETA: Just counted up the yardage on the yarn, and it is 2800 yards and close to 12 oz total weight!