I'm still not really knitting much, but I've been spinning. A lot. I made it through the skein of merino/tencel blend and right now it's resting on the bobbin. I'm thinking about how I want to ply this yarn--probably a simple two ply. It's going to be another seed stitch beret to replace the purple one I knit last year, wore a few times and then left behind in a patient's home. I hope it's keeping someone warm. I'm going to try and be more careful with this one. I'm selling the additional roving I picked up to a fellow spinner who admired the yarn I was making yesterday at circle. I knew there was a reason I bought two of those last week. One was for Nancy who didn't go to the fiber festival. I'm almost done spinning Sarah's hand dyed roving, too. This one I'll try a new (to me) technique of Navajo plying to try to keep the integrity of the colors together.
Another Sarah is inspiring me to try plying this way. Other videos I've watched on this technique have left me confused. This woman's video is so calm and thorough, slow if you will, that I feel confident I can tackle this method of plying with little fuss. I find her teaching style rather familiar.
It's all in the approach, isn't it?