Well, I just couldn't wait to ply the yarn tonight,
so I went ahead. I wanted to Navajo ply so that I could get a three ply, but still maintain some of the color integrity, to have the rainbow effect. The first section I plyed went quite well, this was from the last yarn I spun, when I was gaining more confidence and consistency. Other parts were difficult to ply and some areas were soft and broke and I had to tie. So it's not perfect yarn, but I am overall pleased with the experience because I learned a lot. It's like the old
addage that says that you learn more from your
mistakes than anything else. I think that holds
true in my spinning. Some of the yarn was
underspun and I think when I plyed I put too
much spin to compensate. You can see that it does have a quarter turn to it. I have not washed and hung it to set the twist yet. I'm hoping that will not be enough imbalance to effect knitting for a hat or scarf. I have just over 200 yards and I did not measure the wraps per inch, but I think it's a sport weight, with some areas bordering on DK. Now I'm excited to spin the next project! Do I really have to teach school and clean house and cook tomorrow?! :o) Yes, I guess I do, and certainly I need to get to sleep tonight!