I plied the batts from last week:
It's hard to get the color to show up right in these pictures. The yarn is much prettier than it looks in these photographs. I need one of those things like the car mirrors have, "Yarn Is Much Prettier Than It Appears", hehehe.
Then I set the twist (washed it without the nasty dye job that inconveniently dyed the last batch pink):
Three days later, it's still drying, still sort of damp. I hung it out on the porch today, and it's still drying. This wool sure sucked up a lot of water!
The last half of this batt -- the first half that I spun -- is still a little wonky. However, I love this yarn, love the look of it. It's still not perfect, far from it, but I am getting better. Spinning a batt is harder than spinning roving, it gives me a yarn that's more thick and thin, but that's ok.
Tour de Fleece started three days ago, and I started spinning my purple Indigo Moon batts:
That's how far I got in three days, about a total of 2.5 hours of spinning. I'm slowing down a bit. I think I should have done some roving instead of another batt; I'm getting tired of it already. Still, that's what it's all about; this spinning event will push me to complete the purple batt!
These Indigo Moon batts are all wool I think; they are a little coarse. Lovely, but I wouldn't make socks or a scarf out of them, though I may make a hat or mittens, or boot socks perhaps. I thought they might soften up after washing, but they didn't. They are still really pretty, though.