I love the fact that it is 8:00 and still light out. Realizing that the sun was still up inspired me to ply the BFL singles in time to take pictures. (As if I needed an excuse.)

Didn’t it spin up nicely? I love the way the colors work together in the final yarn.

It’s not my most even spinning job ever, but in this case I like the texture that comes from the unevenness. I think this is likely to be a weaving yarn, and a little extra texture can add a lot of interest.

I had split the singles onto two bobbins, and when I finished the 2-ply, I still had  some singles left over.

The color behaves differently in the singles, and I liked it both ways, so I decided to leave the last of the singles unplied. I’m not usually a big fan of knitting with singles, so these are the first I’ve ever spun. I think it will be interesting to see how the two different color sets go together.  From 4 oz of fiber, I got almost 200 yards of 2-ply, and about 100 yards of singles. Before I could ply the BFL, I had to free up some bobbins. I plied some of the Shetland that I’ve been spinning for Branden’s sweater the other night, leaving me with a pretty good pile of yarn.

If commercial roving is candy, then this is the wholesome, hearty comfort food that gets you through the winter. It’s turning out to be beautiful stuff. A couple of the mixed skeins seem to have gone missing somewhere in the craft closet, so this isn’t quite everything I have, but it’s close. I think I still need to spin up a few more skeins of the dark brown to get the color balance I want, but I’m about 90% of the way to a full sweater.  Actually, there’s more than a sweaters’ worth of yarn right there; I spun up almost 1400 yards of the light gray before deciding that it was only going to make up a third of the sweater. There will definitely be leftovers, but I don’t mind that one bit.