That is what this yarn looks like to me. Something in that avocado and gold color that has unraveled beyond repair. I almost threw this in the trash right after I took it off my bobbin. It has been trouble from almost the beginning. But I decided I might as well post about it here; after all it only seems fair that if I'm going to post about successes; I should post the mistakes too.
I bought this fiber at the festival I went to with my mom and thought I really liked it. It must have been the green colors. The fiber is from Crosspatch Creations and is a mix of wool (columbia, merino & corriedale)bombyx silk, tussah silk, and viscose. It sounded like an interesting mix to spin. When I got it home and looked at the fiber it didn't seem that appealing. I should have left it at that and tried to find another home for the stuff. But instead, I decided to spin it immediately and see if I couldn't change my mind about it.
The big problems started while I was plying the stuff. I spun the singles clockwise so in theory I should ply with the wheel going counter clockwise. But I didn't; I plied the whole thing wrong. So I tried to run the thing back through with the wheel going the right way to get the correct twist. I ended up doing that three times. Now the yarn is over spun in some spots and barely together in others.
And to top it off, I wound it from the bobbin to the kniddy knoddy to make a nice skein and promptly slide it right off. Whoops! I forgot to tie the skein - and made a nice little mess so I had to do that over too. The good news is that this is off the wheel and the Tour de Fleece starts tomorrow so this mess will soon be forgotten.