Spinning Green Kettle-Dyed Fiber!!

Well, I am not sure if you realize it or not, but I LOVE the color green!  I dyed this fiber about a month ago, right before Stitches South.  I thought I would spin some for socks.  This may take me awhile, but I thought you might like to see how it spins and knits up.

Here is a picture of the top before I started doing anything to it. BFL stands for Blue Face Leicester, which is a breed of sheep.

[caption id="attachment_53" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="BFL Top in Three Stages"]BFL Top in Three Stages[/caption]

 Top right is fiber in original form.  Top left is fiber split lengthwise.  The fiber in the basket has been predrafted and is ready to spin.  I love BFL because it spins nicely with its long staple, and has a nice sheen which is lacking in merino.  Here are pictures of it spun as a single ply and then plied using the Navajo method.

[caption id="attachment_58" align="aligncenter" width="150" caption="Unplied"]Unplied[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_57" align="aligncenter" width="150" caption="Navajo Plied Fiber"]Navajo Plied Fiber[/caption]

I have started the sock...I like a k2, p2 ribbing.  It feels so nice!!  They will be wonderful for next winter!!

[caption id="attachment_62" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Start of the Sock"]Start of the Sock[/caption]

I just love it!!

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