Yay fiber friday! I'm very excited to post today because I had this skein on the bobbin for like a month, but that's okay because I was busy with a new job. This is 100% camel down. I was a bit worried with spinning this because though I had spun this fiber before, it was in a thicker more airy (?) weight and is so soft. I wanted to go for something much thinner, but I worried because as I spun this it just felt like it turned into twine. So rough feeling! Edit: It softened considerably after soaking, so this was very misleading fiber to work with.
I plied this as a two-ply and I swear Belladune jinxed me! I had mentioned in a previous fiber friday that I like the yarn to kink back on itself in a certain way, so that I knew it would be pretty balanced when I took it off the niddy noddy. Belladune said something to the effect of "some yarns need to be overspun when you ply." Of course, I did not follow the advice of a veteran spinner and the first half of my was so underplied it just looked like two singles sitting side by side. So I had to run the yarn through my a wheel a second time to ply the first half better.
Next up on my wheel Abstract Fiber from AbstractFiber.com. It is a 50/50 blend of merino and silk in the colorway Copper. I'm spinning it up thinner than laceweight. It's amazing how the silk just allows you to go so thin.
What are y'all spinning?