I have been spinning this merino/tencel top from Lynne Anderson, West Coast Colour and Carding, in what she calls her dark and twisty colours.
What a pleasure to spin. Colours that look, from a distance, like a rich dark grey, are, in fact, the darkest tones of a rainbow of colours. Toned down, but never quiet, the colours sang to me as they were spun, “Pick me, let me be your favourite!” sang the darkest red, “no, pick me” echoed the greens, blues and purples, and, oh, those yellows stole my heart.
The colours sparkled like waves crashing on the jagged rocks, each handful that I spun glistened and shone and it slipped through my hands and on to the bobbin.
I spun worsted, short forward draw for a cool, smooth yarn for weaving. Over too soon, nothing left but to sit back and admire the finished skein.