Not what I expected.

I finished spinning, then plying the two different Merino rovings that had been languishing in my fiber closet for ages.

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They looked very pretty plied together, still on the bobbins.  But after giving them a bath and (accidentally) leaving them in front of the bathroom heater all night, the yarn plumped up and became really lovely and squishy!  I had expected more of a DK yarn, but it’s so plump that it’s at least a worsted weight.  I’ve never had a handspun fluff up like this before, and I just love it!

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According to my count as I wound the yarn onto my niddy noddy, I should have about 440 yards of fiber, as long as it kept its yardage during washing and drying.

I’ve changed my mind about the destiny of this yarn.  Originally I thought I’d stripe it up in a cardigan, but 1) it’s so pretty and fluffy that I want it wrapped around me like a cowl or shawlette, and 2) the rambouillet that I’ve started spinning that was meant to be the main color of a stripey cardigan along with this handspun is not worthy to be placed next to this gorgeousness.  The rambouillet is turning out very thick-thin and is chock-full of vegetable matter, so it will become something else entirely.

At any rate, I’m doing great on my goal of spinning my stash!  Next I suppose I’d better pledge to knit my stash of handspun yarn!

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