TdF Stage 3 – Phooey.

My memory is seriously faulty. I bought some additional Return to Sender fiber at CNCH to augment the original RTS skein, which was only 2 ounces. Unfortunately, I thought it was Bluefaced Leicester. The intention was to add another breed to my TdF breeds list. Guess what? It was merino. Not that merino is bad, but I’ve already got that tick mark.

As I was spinning it, I kept thinking, hmm, these colors are more saturated than I remembered? And guess what? I was right. They are similar, but not the same. Add insult to injury, I looked at the fiber content…not the same. The original RTS was 80/20 merino/bamboo. The one I bought at CNCH was SW merino/nylon. That may account for the difference in color as well. Sigh.

CNCH 2010 Return to Sender skeins.

2-ply yarn: SW merino/nylon plied with spun silk hankie. Same as here. 510 yards of fingering weight. Top is the original RTS, and the bottom is the new skein. See the color difference?

The yarn in the new skein will poof up a bit after a nice bath, even though it is SW merino. I may make a triangle shawl out of it with the original skein at the top of the tri.