Fiber by Chameleon Colorworks in the September colorway.
What is optim? It's merino fibers that have been mechanically stretched...
"The stretching process— called Optim— was first introduced in Australia in 2002. It permanently alters the molecular structure of merino wool, giving it greater luster that, in turn, reflects dyed colors more brilliantly than the standard merino counterparts" (source)"
When I started pre-drafting the fiber, it was more fluid, wispy and light than I'm used to. I spun it thin, all on one bobbin, with plans to chain ply it. But... In the end, I decided to leave it as a single. And...
It felted a wee bit during the finishing, which gives the strands a bit of a halo, but I prefer knowing the strands will hold. I was very nervous of it pulling apart when skeining it onto my niddy noddy.
I don't know the WPI's, but I think it's a heavy lace-weight...
The funniest part was when I showed it to my sister. She said, "It looks like your rice scoop."
It DOES look like my rice scoop!
So, I need to count the strands to figure out yardage. I'm hoping I have enough for a small lacy shawl.