I finally decided to do something with the chocolate alpaca/silk single I spun up a while ago. I originally wanted to knit it up into something lacy as a single, but after soaking it I decided against that. All the kinks came out, and it really wasn't twisting very much, but it felt too string-like to me. I knew that this stuff -- being alpaca and silk -- could be *much* softer. So ply, I did. (And I couldn't get a decent photo for the life of me -- maybe it's the shiny silk that was messing me up?)
After plying I ended up with a nice soft, drapey yarn. And I still have a respectable 84 yards or so from my 2 ounces of fiber. I should be able to find something to knit out of that.
You may see a bit more spinning on the blog in the next month or so. I finally picked up my copy of The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning that has been lying around unread for ages. Just reading through it has given me the spinning bug!