I have made something that looks like sock yarn!
I finished spinning and plying the chocolate and cherries roving (on the right). It seems to be close to the specs I mentioned earlier from Spin-Off Fall 2007 (around 14 wpi and 5 twists per inch), and although I haven't run it through any official measuring tool I think I have about 230 yards. Most of it looks decent but I did run into some trouble with singles falling apart, especially where I had joined new roving or where the colour had been solid (instead of having, e.g., some red fiber and some white) and the twist thus harder to see.
I had thought about making socks with this yarn but now I'm more in the mood for knitting a Baby Surprise Jacket just so I can say I did it. Does anyone know how much sportweight yarn one needs for this?
Since I was in the mood, I also finished spinning and plying some Bluefaced Leicester roving (left in the photo) that I had acquired a few weeks ago in a spinning class. I'll have to pick up some more of this--the sheen is really pretty! Maybe I'll even put enough twist into the singles next time...
We went to Carkeek Park yesterday and got some photos of the sunset.