I started plying some yarn today. I finished the singles this afternoon. Many say you should let the singles sit on the bobbins for a while before plying, but I was in the mood to continue, so who cares! Plus it usually takes me a little bit to get into a rhythm, so the beginning bit I usually cut off the final yarn anyway.
This is one of the bobbins of singles. I am just doing a regular two-ply.
Here's what is plied so far. Sorry for the not so great photos, but its dark at about 8:30pm.
They say you don't have to wash Alpaca before spinning, because it doesn't have grease or lanolin. Well, what is does have is what any barnyard animal will ... dirt and ick. This is Alpaca after the SECOND rinse!
This is the Montego mystery shawl. It is looking awesome and I can't wait to finish the mystery. I am currently on clue #1. Clue #2 has also been released, but I have a bit of time to catch up, Clue #3 is due out on 2/22.
The yarn I dyed myself and I am very happy with it. I wanted a pale tonal that would not detract from a lace pattern. I am really impressed with what I dyed up.