Sock of the Week - check. Next week's "official" sock is nearly done (you'll see it next week)
On the spining front...
I bought a bag of alpaca fiber - the animal's name is "Juan" and the color pathway is called "blue sheen".
Here's Henry spending quality time with Juan's long, silky hair...
.(the fiber spun onto a drop spindle - it's counter intuitive, but the lighter the spindle, the finer the thread; I think because it spins faster.
This is how fine it's spinning up. This is a single ply thread - when all the fiber is spun, two balls will be spun together with the spindle going in the opposite direction of the single ply - this is called "worsting", making worsted yard.
My first experience with spinning was with sheep's wool
after worsting and washing
wound into a ball
and being knit into a scarf with a cable twist