Next! Batch #13 for the 11 in 2011 challenge.
The original roving is from Oceanwind Knits. I think this was the last leftover braid from a show Lori did a year and a half ago that she sent me as a gift. Here's the original braid of BFL.
I spun this up as a 2-ply using a modified worsted drafting technique. I smoothed the singles as I spun them, but I didn't just forward draft/inchworm style draft. I have this sort of odd mix of things I do for BFL which is why it's a relaxing spin for me. I generally don't predraft the roving, although I did split this into fourths just to break up the colors. I set my take-up fairly brisk, and I sort of use the tug from the wheel to draft backwards, like you would for long draw, but I don't do long lengths like that. Short drafts back, with the smoothing down/correcting of the singles with my opposite hand and I wind up with something semi-worsted. (Probably easier to see that in action than listen to me describe it, eh?).
Anyhoo, I wound up with 208 yards out of 4 ounces, so a nice 2-ply worsted, sort of Cascade 220-ish. I think probably this is destined for mittens at some point. After seeing the colorway all spun up, I also decided on a proper name for it: Herbes de Provence, since it is all nicely blended pale herby/sage greens, a bit of lemongrass, and a touch of lavender.
All for now.....