This fiber was horrible to spin. I think the fiber was felted with the dyeing process, even after hard laboured pre-drafting, it stuck and I had to use excessive force, and pull throughout the whole time. I'm going to Navajo ply this bobbin. The last attempt on Navajo plying is long enough in the past, that I don't feel the pain anymore, so I'll give it another try. The finished yarn should be a surprise, you'll see what I mean when it's done. I got the fiber (New Zealand wool) from my daughter Hannah. Thanks, sweety!
"Goblin Eyes", Romney wool, was a little easier to spin. Nothing else came to mind, than to 2-ply it. See the right bobbin? I zoned out and forgot to move the single to the next hook. It was fun though. I tried to spin a little thicker, which makes it a lot faster. I hope I'll get enough for some mittens, but am not quite sure. We'll see.
Finally - the never ending mohair/wool blend is done. 8oz worth, crammed onto three bobbins. I don't even remember how long ago I started spinning this. This will be 3-ply sock yarn. It's an ugly duckling, which will never be a swan, and only mommy can love it. Very much laboured over. Last night I plied for 3 hours, and got about 1/3 done. Help!!!
Want to know the scary part? I've got the same mohair/wool blend in a slightly different colorway (grey/lilac)! 8oz of it! But before that's going to happen, I'll spin some lovely OTHER fiber, and lots of it.
My new best friend is my tensioned Lazy Kate. Am I glad I forked over the bucks for that! It's still unfinished, as are some extra bobbins I bought. Not sure I'll get to finish them any time soon, don't like to paint, and besides, I need them already.