Now that I'm knitting with my own handspun yarn, I've discovered how much fun it is. I don't know why I waited to long to do this! Sometimes, as is the case with my current projects, it can be such a mystery!
Here is the fiber I spun - 8 oz. of Blue Faced Leicester, a long staple breed with considerable shine in the fiber. It was hand painted by one of my favorite dyers - Crown Mountain Farms - who unfortunately has closed down due to a move back to Germany. This colorway is called "Finding Rainbows".
I didn't try to do anything fancy with the colors. I just split the long strip in thirds lengthwise and spun it onto three bobbins. Then I plied the singles into a 3-ply
You can see in this picture that the skein had two different coloring throughout the yarn. One is primarily a forest green and dark purple. The other is yellow greens and a redder purple.
I knit these fingerless mitts from yarn pulled from the center of the yarn cake. They are the forest green/dark purple coloring for the most part. The yellow green started creeping into the mix half way up the right glove.