Last week I spun up colorway #1 and plied it using the navajo plying technique to preserve the colors. And you can see the stripey goodness in the swatch above. (Here's the post that shows the 3-ply and here's a picture of the un-spun fiber.) I'm pretty happy with it considering this was my least favorite colorway when it came out of the dye pot.
And I have to say that the BFL (Bluefaced Leicester) is as much of a dream to knit as it was to spin. The finished swatch is super soft, silky and even has a bit of drape.
Technical info -- The 3-ply ended up at about 13 wpi for DK weight. I knit it up on US 5's.
In other news. . . I'm homeschooling Maddie and today is our first official day of school! Of course I started a blog for her :) It's called Homeschooling Maddie.
Heh! Just realized this swatch kind matches the cover of HP6!