So true, and the guidelines or the explanation of what they're looking for won't always be disclosed ahead of time.
And all competitions are NOT equal...
Sometimes the competition is just about who's friends with whom.
So here are the balls of my navajo plied spindle worsted weight yarn. I got a total of about 540 yds. Definitely not enough to make a sweater like intended, but maybe enough to make a shrug or vest. Looking for patterns now. Anyway it took about 2 months to spindle it and I was very excited to get it done that quickly and the plying satisfied me. The close up pic didn't really come out clear, but I think it shows the plying okay. This is my dyed with koolaid yarn and it's a sage green with rose spots throughout.
Beautiful job, and I love the color! One of the things I like about N-plying is you don't have a bunch of singles left over!
Love the spinning AND the colors... wonderful!
It's lovely! I really admire anyone who can Navajo-ply with a spindle...seems like a great magical trick to me :))
Love the color and it looks so soft and smooshy, smooshy being a technical term :D)
Well done! I still haven't gotten the knack of navajo ply, but your looks great. Love the color too.
Think of Navajo-plying as single crochet, but using your hand instead of a crochet hook, and the stitches are very long. Oh, and you're using a wheel or a spindle the way you do for regular plying.