This week, I worked on a Spin the Bin fiber from deep stash. This was 4 oz of mixed BFL from Funky Carolina in the custom colorway "Adler". A moody-broody blend of dark pine green and a deep plum and herby greens. The original roving looked like:
I split the braid in half, and then split each of those halves again lengthwise - one half I split into 4 pieces and the other into 8. I then spun each of those halves into singles, and then plied them together for a 2-ply heavy DK weight yarn with 224 yards in the skein.
My grist was a little bit wonky on this one - I spun it in small bits of time this week (like 15-minute sessions) and it was much harder to keep a consistent size for my singles. I also purposefully spun this with a light twist, trying to keep the BFL loftier, as I think it's slated for either mittens or a hat, and I wanted it a bit soft and squishy (and normally my BFL winds up being very worsted-spun with a tighter smooth twist).
Next up, I'm starting a spin with 2 coordinating braids of Finn from Three Waters Farm for a challenge in their group.