i recently bought a light brownish-grey winter coat. i wanted mustard colored accessories to match. i spent over a week searching for the perfect yarn but i couldn't quite find it. not only was i looking for a specific color but i wanted something very soft and warm that would wear reasonably well since i'll be wearing it constantly throughout the winter. finally i gave up and decided to spin the yarn myself.
this is a 4ply light worsted weight handspun, 242yds/140g. it has one ply of tussah silk, one ply of english angora, and 2 plies of superwash merino/cashmere/nylon. that makes the final blend 25/25/40/5/5% for those counting at home.
i carded the angora into rolags. the other 2 fibers i spun from the fold. the majority was spun longdraw and tightly plied. i spun the silk short-forward draw to tamp down the fuzziness and up the shine. i used acid dyes and i didn't quite get the color i was looking for, but close enough. i love how the dye took to the individual fibers differently. at close inspection, i think the angora barely took any color at all. i love how soft and bouncy the yarn is. hopefully it's warm too.
my only concern is i probably don't have enough for both a hat and mittens but i got impatient. if i can only do one or the other i'll probably spin up the same blend and dye it turquoise.