The other side:
What the shit. The colors are so irregular- this is supposed to be one colorway.
The original fiber was 8oz of corriedale pencil roving from Crown Mountain Farm in 'Dance of the Dervish':
I spun it as a heavy fingering-weight single ply:
Obviously daytime/nighttime, natural light vs. artificial light will affect how the colors look in the pictures but it doesn't really explain why half of the yarn is literally a different colorway from the other half.
It started out with nice deep eggplant and orange but it eventually just turned to a washed out purple and greenish-yellow. With a random square here and there of all orange or brown. This is really disappointing and weird and ugly. I'm just going to be real and say it's a shitty dye job. There was no way to tell it would turn out like this while it was still in the skein. If I had known, I would have made this yarn a two-ply to blend things up.
I'll still use the cowl for myself- it's warm and plush- but I would not give it as a gift or enter it into the fair. It just looks so... junky.
It also makes me a little worried for another 8 oz of single ply from Crown Mountain Farm that I have in the stash:
I guess I won't be doing mitered squares with it.