So Sunday I happened to feel like spinning, so I did. I'd already spun about half of the Merino/Tencel that Sara gave me back when I first got it. I finished it Sunday night. I decided before I began that I wanted it to be in singles so I could get the most yardage out of it I could. It's once again not as thin as I'd like it to be, but I really like the way it turned out.
It soft and shiny, as you'd expect from something blended with tencel. The dye job made a heathered teal/gray which I wasn't exactly sure about at first but it's definitely growing on me. =) If I had to guess at the weight (which I am abysmally bad at) I'd say it's fingering-sport weight. I'd also approximate around 260 yds, if my calculations are correct.
I would really like to spin more thinly so I broke out the BFL that I bought at Rhinebeck (the Yamdrok electric blue/gold from Into the Whirled). I changed how I prepped the fiber and it's pretty smooth sailing. I always kind of felt like it was cheating to tear the fiber into really thin strips to spin a thin yarn, but it's really not. I guess I was the only one holding me back from my fibery dreams... lol! I tore the fiber in half and then divided it into threes. I'm also doing the color repeats differently... I'll explain more later with pictures, hopefully.