As you probably know, one of my favorite parts of spinning is coming up with an appropriate (or not so appropriate) name for my newly created yarn. Yet sometimes, I am just not inspired. This is one of those times.
I spun 275 yards of this yarn yesterday. And actually, I really like it. It’s two-ply, medium weight. One strand is 100% alpaca, from Brittany. The other is a blend of Brittany and hand-dyed purple merino (with a touch of silk). I combined them by marling, holding fiber of both colors and trying to draft evenly from each.
Hmm hmmm. What to call it?
Maybe plums need to be in there somewhere… “plum wine”? Or… “royal midnight”. That’s passable.
Any thoughts? I might just default to “subdural hematoma” (basically a brain bruise) in honor of all the forensics shows I watch. And how bruised all the tv-watching has made my brain.