I enjoy what you can do with spinning so much. Its not tough, just requires commitment. Like so many things out there! The more I spin, the more I can see the possibilities in what I can spin.
I did not end up liking this yarn at all.
When I started to knit with it, I found it kept becoming very splitty. The sliver thread was a little bunched up in places.
I was unhappy with this yarn as well.
The beads are fairly large, though plastic. On one ply, the yarn was feeling floppy and would spill a bit where the beads would pull out.
So I went back to my wheel and books and tried to figure out what I like. Much harder. Dislike, seems so much easier to point out. Why do we possess such a silly tendency? What do I like? I don’t know yet. How frustrating. What can I do? Hah, don’t answer that just yet, its not quite fair!
I looked around and found 3 guild bobbins loaded up in addition to the four I was working on from the new kit with my wheel. I plyed 2 more yarns together and still did not like the result. I decided to practice navajo plying starting with the 2 ply I had just made. Ooooooo. I pretty much plyed up all the bobbins I had lying around, some as singles, some thicker. I like it so much, I replyed the above yarns too!
I like them way better now. They may still be annoying when I knit with them. But they are thick enough now that the project will go quickly!
I was asked to consider leaving this one for weaving, rather than spinning. It has a lot of twist in it. I will still wash it, and try weights.
This one is 129 gram, but includes beads. I will make a hat out of it. I stretched it out on the skein winder, and has better results taming the twistiness. I might have to ply things differently, clockwise, then ply twice counter clockwise – experimentation ahead!