In honor of this special year, I decided to spin some sock yarn. This is challenging in several ways, as it needs to be spun relatively even, relatively thin, and well, relatively sturdy. I purchased this roving at St. Distaff's:
It's 8oz. of hand-dyed Corriedale cross in a colorway that reminds me of strawberry fields: lovely chocolate brown, just-ripe strawberry red, and leafy green. With some guidance from my friend Barb on where to set my tension to get a really thin thread, I spun up about 2 oz. worth. I wanted to make sure that I could navajo ply without the thin thread breaking, otherwise I would switch to plan B while I still had enough roving.
The navajo ply is a 3-ply that allows you to keep the color sequence, and avoid the barberpole effect. It worked better than I imagined, and I came up with 91 yards of fingering weight yarn.
I am absolutely thrilled with this and will keep spinning away.