Just a mini post for now. I finally finished the merino/tussah blend and plied it up last night. It has now been measured/weighed/petted and is now taking a nice wool wash bath.

Here are the singles.

purple singles

and here it is all plied and ready to be washed.

purple handspun

and for a closer look.

purple closeup

That is 5oz of Ashland Bay 70/30 Merino/Tussah Silk in Purple. 366 yards which I think works out to be around a DK weight.

It is my first yarn that I am really proud of. Incidentally I found out that plying that much yarn takes longer than watching the Bourne Identity. It felt like a neverending plying-mostly because I was taking my time and trying to really get a consistent ply. What makes me really happy is that the yarn seems perfectly balanced.