Well i took the plunge and washed some sheepy smelling fleece i had, and carded it (for the first time) and then dyed the carded fiber (very scary...i thought i'd felted it at one point) and then spun from the dyed stuff and some lovely roving i bought on Etsy.
It was weird to see the difference between the hairy scary wool i'd prepared and the smooth silky merino tops roving. The results were interesting, and they gave me the confidence to try plying for the first time. i plied them all with the weird neon thread all cheap thread selections have in them.
This one i call Pretty in Punk, the green is hand dyed Cotswold fleece and the pink is Merino tops roving from Shunklies on Etsy. 73.8 yards (i got my niddy noddy this morning!
This one is called school tie, the colours didnt go together as well as i'd hoped, and the result was more Grange Hill than anything else. (UK TV nostalgia alert...google it...and be afraid!
) same fibers, Cotswold and Merino top plied with thread. 34 yards
This one is called School disco, because the colours are still very school uniform tie-like but the green bits and neon thread made me think of neon socks and shoelaces...very 80's...same fiber mix as before, and only 23 yards.
anyway hope you enjoy. i was gutted i didnt get them plied and skeined in time for fiber friday...
does anyone have ideas for what to make out of these monsters?
Edit: photobucket has made these images all pixellated. try if you can to mentally smooth the image out into something resembling yarn...