It's been pretty busy around here, so it took me awhile to complete the first skein of yarn off the new Hitchhiker. I'm really loving this little wheel for it's portability (thus saving my hubby-made wheel from further bangs against doors and such)! It even fits under the cargo deck in my PT.
I got some Wensleydale roving from my friend Joan at Cloverleaf Farms. I chose it because it's absolutely effortless to spin and I wanted to be able to concentrate on how the new wheel feels and operates. It was a great choice (another friend calls it "poor man's mohair").
After I plied it, I was afraid that I had overplied it (a lot), but after setting in slightly warm water, it looks like this:
I'm thinking that I need to ply much tighter than I have been in the past.