My friend Cheryl has been waiting to see this swatch so here you are Cheryl! It is my swatch of my first plied wool. It was amazingly easy to knit and so very soft! Not pretty (except the color) but a great learning experience.
My second plied wool was a lot different. I have been affectionately calling it my wooly mammoth yarn and it smelled like a wooly mammoth when I washed it to set the ply. Yuck! I managed to get 30 yards spun. It was tough to spin and not easy to draft but I did spin it a lot tighter and now I have a much better understanding of how things work.
And here is the swatch. The front is not too bad looking but the back...it is awful. I won't show off that side!
And now for an update...I've been peeking through some of my UFO boxes and I stumbled upon this small mess. It is the leftovers from a block of the month I did 2 years ago. I always wanted to make a mini with it so I'm going to start cutting a pattern I had saved from an old Miniature Quilts magazine. Does anyone else miss that magazine?