Lovely isn't it? I just love how warm and friendly it looks.
That is until I started spinning it. It was looking so muddy as a single on the bobbin. Of course, if I really was that concerned about it, I would have spun it from the fold, but I am lazy, so this is what I got;
|You would think I could get a better photo, but I couldn't for some reason.|
I was thinking about plying this with another color to hopefully get the colors to pop a bit (especially the purple), so I spun up a few samples of various colors and plied them with the Jamaica. Eh again.
Well - maybe they will look better knitted up. So I made a swatch and came up with these;
|Jamaica plied with teal|
|Jamaica plied with lilac|
|Jamaica plied with fuchsia|
|Jamaica plied with chocolate brown|
|Jamaica plied with fawn. The very last two rows were knit with Jamaica plied upon itself. You can barely see it.|
WOW - these sure look a LOT different than I thought they would. The two colors that people seem to unanimously like are the teal and the chocolate brown. I LOVE the brown. Oh swoon. I was most disappointed with the fawn combination. Yuck - It really looks dull and muddy. No life to it at all. The fuchsia is just too -- fuchsia. And the lilac/lavender color also looks dull.
But you know, the Jamaica plied upon itself actually brought out a bit of the colors I was hoping for. The muddiness diminished some and more of the purpley colors are showing through. After all this struggle I have decided to simply ply the Jamaica on itself - BUT, I do plan on a second run of the Jamaica plied with the chocolate brown. Ohhh I can't wait!
So after all is said and done, here is the final result. This yarn is pleading to become a woven blanket, with which I will graciously agree.
|The yarn is still damp here - a little darker looking than it really is.|