I finally plucked up the courage to spin with it this weekend. It looked so pretty as batts that I was a bit reluctant to spoil it.
I untied and unrolled the batts, lovely, lovely, lovely.
Using my trusty little Kiwi wheel, I managed to turn them into this nice fat bobbin full...
It was fantastic to spin, I have been working on spinning some undyed Merino for a Dyers Picnic in June, so to switch to this was a treat. The colours and the sparkle were fascinating. It really made me think about Oceans, mermaids, dolphins and King Neptune.
A couple of hours into this spin I was having a dilemma with what to ply it with or wether to ply it with itself. Then I saw some beautiful Yarn that Patricia, YummyYarnsUK has hand spun. She Plied some wool with Tussah Silk in co-ordinating colours. Patricia also loved the 'Ula' fibre and has agreed to dye some Tussah Silk to ply it with. I am hoping the silk will be a fantastic contrast for this fibre, with the sheen of the silk complementing the sparkle that is already in the yarn, I can't wait to see it and have a play...for now back to the Merino.