~So my spinning isn’t even! I started with two equal weights of fiber and after spinning, as you can see, one bobbin had quite a bit more yarn left on it. You can see the short end of the yarn from the bobbin which ran out. (Another one of my tips is to attach Velcro tab to the spinning wheel to “park” the fiber when needed. When plying, I use the top Velcro to sandwich the two yarns.)
Not to worry, from spinning class, the teacher should us how to Andean ply the bobbin with the left-over yarn. Watching YouTube on my TV yesterday, I wrapped the yarn along with the instructions. The difference is that you don’t start with an end, just start winding the left-over yarn around your hand as shown, make sure to leave the bobbin on the lazy kate so that the yarn winds easily.
When you’ve wound all of the yarn around your hand, tie the wound end to the short end of the yarn left from the exhausted bobbin. Dropping the loop around my middle finger, I’ll have a yarn “bracelet” around my wrist.
With two strands, I’m ready to ply the yarn. Finished! This BFL Superwash was a total delight to spin.
This is the video I followed, it gives concise instructions. I really like videos that are short and to the point. In my opinion, the long, rambling, instructional videos are annoying. I’ve turned many an instructional video off after listening to the person yammer on for a minute about what they’ll be doing instead of getting down and doing it. 😎 Rant done! Try this. I’m really excited that I didn’t have to waste yarn or ply a tiny ball.