Okay. So it's not quite Friday anymore, I admit. But this is the first post I'll be making that has photos instead of links, so I feel like that should make up for the tardiness!
The yarn I spun this week was an experiment. I started out with 1 ounce of merino wool, and spun it as thinly as possible. I ended up with 450 yards. I then navajo plied that single, and ended up with 150 yards of 3-ply lace weight. I then navajo plied THAT yarn, and ended up with 50 yards of a worsted weight 6-ply. Surprisingly, it came off the bobbin evenly plied, despite all the manipulation!
1 ounce merino wool, 'Brightwood' (dyed by Hanks In The Hood)
50 yards, 6-ply(ish)
Here's a photo of it in a skein:
A photo of some of the individual loose strands:
And finally, a photo of a small swatch I knitted on US 8 needles. I adore the fabric this yarn creates. The picture absolutely doesn't do it justice. In fact, I love it so much that I'm seriously considering spinning the other 3 ounces the same way, despite the fact that a) spinning yarn the width of a hair is nerve-wracking and b) the method I used is a serious yardage-hog.