I generally spin yarn from wool that is one natural color at a time, and I spin it fairly evenly and finely by now, I can 2 or 3 ply it depending on the yarn I want to end up with. This however was none of that!
First I pulled the "batt" out of the bag, and I fluffed up the different sections, trying to not blend them at all. That wasn't too hard now was it. Then I pulled out my electric spinner that hasn't seen a ton of use, and I began to spin.
At this point I am not really loving it, but I persevered and kept going, trying to work with only 2 colors at a time.
Again, not in love with the whole having to decide what comes next part of it, and I found that the different sections of fluff drafted very differently, and it was way hard to control how much fiber entered the yarn!
I finally gave up in disgust, and made a small skein out of it, vowing that I would never try that again. Then I took a look at the skein and decided that it really wasn't half bad after all, I just needed to calm down and stop needing to have such control all the time.
So I may give it another go, but what I may do is separate the different splotches of color and decide before hand what I want to spin together, and make sure that the draft will be more predictable. Does that sound controlling to you?
Until next time, Happy Weaving and Spinning, Tina