I've finally gotten some time on the wheel.
I am slowly improving my spinning skills. Although I got my first wheel about 15 months ago, I haven't had much time to spin.
Ellen and I bought some roving at Madrona 2008 so we could spin some yarn to make the Wool Peddler's Shawl by Cheryl Oberle.
I finished spinning about 12 ounces of BFL in the colorway called Ocean Collection. It is a 3-ply yarn about 12wpi. I wanted it more on the worsted side of things but I'm still learning how to get the results I want and what I need to do to get there.
This time I put more twist in the singles with more twist in the ply. It was fun to try different things(ah....the benefits of retirement). The first time I plied a bit of this I did not have enough twist and the result was a sproingy mess! I just kept playing with it until I got a balanced yarn and I felt so proud of myself as a result.
Even though this isn't exactly what I was going for(worsted weight), I think it is still amazing that I can create yarn like this. See...you can do anything you want with enough time, determination, lots of practice and patience!