The alpaca/wool blend is finally finished! Well, the singles are finished. I have never plyed before so I’m going to let these sit for awhile before decided what to do with them. The quality and thickness of the yarn also varies quite a bit from the first ball to the last, which makes sense given this is some of my first spinning. At least the spun-up thread takes up much less space than the fibre. Turns out Knightley is also interested in spinning….
I couldn’t get a non-blurry picture of him actually batting at the spindle since I was spinning with my other hand, but he was quite intrigued. Luckily he didn’t actually try to jump on the spindle or anything, just batted at it a few times and then gave up. It was quite charming.
Next week: spinning that is not brown! I’m going to try for a thinner, more consistent yarn so that I can ply it into something usable. Hopefully the merino is a little easier to spin worsted like this than the alpaca (I think this is worsted…I’m going to have to go over my spinning notes again). I love this regular spinning date, it has made a big difference. Turns out practice actually works! Who knew?