The Bluefaced Leicester fibre seemed to go on for miles and miles. It is a lovely fleece to spin with though and I would definitely like to spin more of it.
I chose to Navajo ply / chain ply this yarn as I wanted to keep the blocks of colour for when I crochet 'Jupiter'. If I plied two bobbins together of variegated yarns the colours would be blended, marled or resemble a Barbers Pole! I am not keen on the Barbers Pole effect. Plying a single thread enables you to keep some blocks of solid colour. Navajo plying is plying from a single thread, you make a large/ long slip knot and ply it together with the thread, catching and making chain stitches/slip knots as you go. It is hard to explain but there are videos on Youtube. That is how I learned to Navajo ply. . .yeah for Youtube! The resulting yarn is three ply, as in three strands twisted together. If I want a finer yarn I spin two bobbins and ply the two threads together. I spin clockwise and ply anti - clockwise. The correct terms are 'S' twist and 'Z' twist but my little brain gets into a muddle and I get all muxed up as to which one is which way...I generally spin 'towards the door' and 'away from the door', I can cope with that because that is the kind of girl I am. I still cannot say 'Ah right I will spin a nice fine yarn'. I just get what I get, with all it's irregularities and uniqueness. I am yet to be anything other than delighted with whatever I spin. I don't know what I am going to spin tomorrow but I will have to hurry up and think about it. Oh yes probably 'Mars'. I am still troubled by one thing and it makes me snigger like a naughty school kid (which I was). What colour is Uranus?