I’ve been working on another yarn for two evenings now, and I quite like it. It’s hard to see in the photos, but it’s Brittany’s fiber mixed with the shiny, red/brown glitz.
The trick to Brittany’s fiber is a really, really tight twist. So I think I’ll spin it twice, once actually spinning fiber into yarn, and the second time to add more twist. This should give it a nice look when it’s plied, and will also add elasticity, I think.
Of course, their fiber is different every year, so figuring it out now doesn’t guarantee future success. Diet, age, stress, and all sorts of things factor in to the quality of the fiber. This year, our fiber is ridiculously strong and glossy.