personally, i’d rather see a skein that has been rewound – i think it gives a better idea of how the yarn will knit up, as you get to see smaller sections of each colour blended together throughout the skein. plus, it looks prettier. want an example?
here’s one of the new old maiden aunt laceweight colours, before re-skeining:
hello. i am blotchy.
and after re-skeining?
see what i mean?
the only problem with this is that it means re-skeining all the yarn i dye, by hand. with the sock yarns, that’s not too ardous a task. but the laceweight? oy. 1600 yards of fine merino laceweight, wound round a niddy-noddy by hand, takes quite some time. which is why it’s taken me so long to update the shop site. i wound the last skein up today, so all the new yarns are up – have a look & see what you think!!