This is my newest acquisition, two pounds of merino from Shep’s Wool. I will dye it orange and yellow, then purchase some red wool and some black wool. I can never get red too look like red, it always looks pink. These are going to be Monster Longies for my three grandsons, RedBoy, OrangeBoy, YellowBoy.
I parted the single long top into pieces just under a quarter pound each. Then I chained the top instead of braiding it.
The smallish chain I took for myself, some was spun into a plain single, the rest on the drum carder with three different color angelina. Then I spun it up, plied it with the plain one to make a simple yarn with subtle colors. I call it confetti.
The vertical yarn is fulled, the horizontal yarn is not. Fulling makes the yarn softer and more pliable. Now I have a choice, whether to dye the top or the yarn?