The fiber from yesterday has been spun into yarn. Kinda a sport or even a worsted weight somewhat rustic yarn. It’s soft but has almost no stretch to it at all. Not sure what to make from it.
It was Navajo plied since I didn’t have two or three bobbins full of cotton to ply from. The lack of any elasticity at all made the Navajo ply a bit more tricky than normal. I’d never really thought about how the elasticity of the fibers changes how it’s spun.
It’s very soft, much softer than you’d expect a cotton to be. I think the next skein will be a bit thinner and probably a three ply from bobbins instead of the psuedo-three ply from Navajo ply.
Maybe I’ll make a shirt from it, it would be a comfortable shirt, perhaps? Something that can drape, it doesn’t have any ‘cling’ to it at all. Since it’s 100% cotton, it’s not a particularly warm fiber so a scarf may not be the best use of it.
We’re really advanced with the cotton fiber prep so far. Basically, it’s the kitchen table, a book in a reader, a cup of tea (although in the picture the cup is empty) and the cotton to have the seeds picked out of it. Ginned, I think the word is ‘ginned’ but we have no cotton gin so it’s cotton picking, I guess?