Prepare yourself for a lot of orange!
I have had this fibre on the go for well over a year. It was a birthday present to myself last year and I couldn't wait for my wheel, so I started spinning it on my drop spindle.
When my wheel arrived I moved the spun yarn onto a wheel bobbin, but then decided to keep going on the spindle as I could not spin thin enough on the wheel. I plied the length that was on the bobbin, it is sat in my stash waiting for me to think what I am going to do with it.
Finally the rest has been spun using the drop spindle.
I think of spinning, and knitting, very much as learning activities, there is always something new and ways to improve. There were a couple of lesson learnt here.
Lesson one- don't take a year to spin 100g, you will forget how thick you are making it. It is thin, but unfortunately it gets thinner towards the centre.
Lesson 2- don't yank it all off the spindle and get in a horrible tangle.
I tried to slide this onto a knitting needle, but it was too tightly wound. This is also one of those tasks where having four hands would really be quite helpful.
Since I didn't want a repeat of my tangle sock yarn mess from last week I decided to wind it into a plying ball. This took a while, but less time than untangling it would have done.
I am going to navjo ply it and see what I get. Hopefully I can do that this weekend and I should have some finished yarn to show you next week.