I am a wee bit excited! (picture heavy post!)
This fiber was the very first I spun on my wheel other than the practice fiber I received with my wheel in June. It was a wheel welcoming gift from my knitting/spinning pal and guru Megan. I spun the 2 separate 2oz braids and I have to admit, one bobbin was quite a bit more...shall we say fluffier than the other. Mostly due to unspun areas.
This was the fiber I got my hands/feet working together so by the second bobbin, it looked much better (see bobbin below)
It would have only been 2 skeins, but when the yarn broke while I was winding my niddy noddy, I couldn't find the end. So I started a new one. It was quite the interesting mess for a bit though.
As you can see, I need to work on some plying skills too. The weight of this is more like sport, DK, worsted and bulky all in one.
Interesting how all the colors spin up. I love this one hanging around the best.
Oh..and since I had a bit leftover after plying. Megan showed me Navajo plying.
It was so much fun. Kinda like crocheting and spinning at the same time. It broke a lot, due to the unspun and thinly spun areas. I would just put it back together and drive on.
Isn't this awesome!
Yeah, wanna see another shot?
Yet another one, lest you get bored ;)
Drying picture shows it a bit lighter..
Here's the 2nd bobbin I was talking about before.
Here's the braid roving I split up before spinning.
Barrister Lane Fibers
4 oz. of 100% Combed Wool Top
Next up....hmmm decisions, decisions.