Loads of plying done. First off, all the 12 miniskeins from the class, and then the first ply of the crepe rainbow.
In the end I did decide to use an Andean plying bracelet and a spindle for plying each of the drafts. It was much slower this way, but I love how the 2-ply looks, so that's what I chose.
I want to use each yarn as a stripe in Löwenzahn socks. I am hoping that each colour is enough for two stripes (one on each sock). The rainbow yarns are uneven, different thicknesses, different textures, but I think I can get away with it.
I finished off the superwash singles and did my best to felt them as much as I could by giving the yarn alternate hot and cold (ice water) treatment, rubbing it, and wringing the yarn. We'll see if any of that helped to make it stay together.
I want to make a shawlette out of this that would showcase the gradient.
Finished the crepe miniskein, and started a palate clenser.
The black merino/silk blend is absolutely stunning in daylight. The colourway name Aurora Borealis is spot on, the silk shimmers in the black like northern lights do in the sky. I am aiming for 2-ply fingering weight to knit another shawlette. I haven't decided on a pattern yet. Something lacy maybe?