I signed up for the October Allspunup spinalong because i'm always looking to try new blends. This is 2oz of handpainted mohair/nylon/merino and 4oz of superwash merino/alpaca. to be perfectly honest, when i received the fiber in the mail i wasn't thrilled with the colors. i was hoping for something that would make nice manly socks and the garish primary colors of the mohair weren't appealing to me. i put it aside for a little while but i realized that i've never been steered wrong with an ASU spinalong before so i decided to give it a try.
I spun the mohair short-forward draw to keep the fuzziness to a minimum. it reminded me a lot of wensleydale. the SW merino/alpaca was spun longdraw from the fold. it was a little tricky at first but after i made sure to add plenty of twist it went ok. i ended up with 512yds/170g of fingering weight 3ply plus a few extra yards of chain-plied mohair.
i'm thrilled with the finished yarn. the heathered brown primary fiber really mutes the mohair and makes it man-appropriate. Spicy will be a very happy guy when he gets his new knee socks. i'm excited to see what the yarn looks like knit up, but it'll probably be awhile--hopefully i can cast-on after the holidays.