My new spinning project, though, is just that. I've had an idea in my head for a while now to do a riff on tartan patterning with spun yarn. I did a few samples several years ago when this first came to mind and loved how they came out but I just never got back to it.
Now it's my Year of Completion so it's time to get stuck in and experiment. I have a lot of fiber I've been collecting that are appropriate colors for tartan patterning but I also had some fun tropical colors I found the other day in a local shop so I thought I'd use that for my first experiment.
It's going to end up being about a DK weight, I think, and should make a fun scarf or shawlette. Not sure yet what the yardage will be but it should be enough for at least that.
Most of the fiber I'm using is what I found at Mary Lynn's Yarn Garden in downtown Bloomington and it is spinning like a dream. They sell it by the ounce so you can get as much or as little as you want.