When I first began spinning, my yarn would come out thick and thing and drive me nuts. I spent all my time working on consistant and thin yarn. As I progressed, I finally got to the point where I could create the yarn I envisioned. 3 ply, 2 ply, navajo ply, whatever I wanted I could make. But I lost something during that learning process. I lost the ability to make that thick and thing yarn that I didn’t like when I started. But my desires shifted too! I found some of the thick and thin yarn I saw to be pretty and artsy and have a ton of character. But I couldn’t do it.
So this weekend my goal was to create thick and thin yarn. And I am happy with the results. In order to create this, I had to speed everything up for the size of the yarn I was going for, so I didn’t have time to think and straighten out the yarn. Every time I felt that I was getting consistant, I would then pull farther back into my drafting triangle than I would typically. Now, this is somewhat painful, but I did manage it.
I haven’t decided if I should leave this as it is colorwise, or overdye the entire thing in black. I am open to suggestions! 133 yards merino.
ETA: Forget the overdyeing idea, this one is already sold 😛