I've been so bad about spinning lately, much less posting pictures.
Recently I finished my second bobbin of the fiber I started spinning for 2012 Tour de Fleece. How bad is that?
I thought I had posted a picture of the fiber I dyed on the blog, but when I did a quick search I couldn't find it.
I did find it on my flickr account.
Thank goodness for notes. It's Merino top, 3 ounces. You can't really see the greens in the fiber. I kettle-dyed this becuase that was the only kind of dyeing I knew how to do and not freak out at the results.
Here's a picture of it being plyed up.
Here's a close up. You can see the greens better in this photo.
I was trying to go for a thin enough ply so that I could get a two-ply sock yarn. Or close to it. I'm not sure if I'm going to get it though. It seems to be a fine thick and thin, if there is such a thing. I'm also only about a third done plying. This is going to take me a while.
A couple weeks ago I got a some books from the library on spinning.
I learned a LOT from each of these books. The DVD that came with "The Intentional Spinner" by Judith MacKenzie was really helpful.
My only "disappointment" with the DVD was that I watched her method of plying and I tried it and it did not feel natural. So I've reverted back to my old method of how I hold my hands when I ply. No biggie.
Another thing in her book that was really insightful to me was the ability to change what yarn you can make by switching up the whorls. Now I knew you could do this, but I hadn't given it much thought. After seeing her switch it up it was a light bulb moment for me and I feel like I've rediscovered my wheel again.