This is the official glam shot of what I spun up last month. I am very proud of this fibery offering. This was Blue Faced Leicester roving that I bought at the Yarn Cupboard's Winter Fiber Arts Retreat from Twisted Wool, a mother-daughter team from Marietta, New York. I used my Ashford spindle and really packed on the singles and then two plyed it from a center pull ball.
I was really stubborn with getting all the singles on to my spindle. I probably shouldn't have been but I'm still a noob at this and will learn eventually to be more consistent and trust my spinning instincts. There's still a couple of things I'm afraid to do with my spindle that if I had the ovaries, would make my spinning more efficient and speedy. I still have yet to have my spindle spinning and me drafting at the same time. I'm stuck in this park-draft mode that is really working for me but I know I can do better. I, also, am in a two ply kind of rut, so to speak. When I get my fiber pre-drafted I have intentions of separating the fluff into even amounts so I can at least try to three ply but then I get nervous and just decide to stick with what I'm comfortable with. I'm getting positive reinforcement from my spinning buddies but I'm still being a whiny, wuss about it.
As for the facts about this lovely yarn that I named, "I'm Only Sleeping," (The Beatles inspire me to name any fiber that comes with no colorway name) I came up with about 84 yards from 4 ounces of BFL fiber in a worsted weight. This feels light and bouncy and squishy. I love it!