I’ve been spinning up my first real skein of yarn this last week (the first skein of single-ply is a brown mess, but what can you expect from the very first try?). I finished spinning the singles last night and began plying them together today.

Here are the finished singles.

As you can see, I wound up each single into a ball from the spindle. Now I’m using my spindle to ply the two singles together.

The finished effect looks like a multi-colored candy cane, but I think it’s pretty. Here’s a close-up of the plied yarn.

Now I just need a cool name for this yarn. At least something better than “Second Skein of Handspun,” so if you have any ideas for names, please leave them in the comments.

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