I bought this lovely, hand-painted braid of BFL from Greenwood Fiberworks, in colorway ‘Calypso.’ The rich shades of blue, aqua, green, brown, and purple are indeed reminiscent of the sea.
I split the braid and fractal-spun it on my Ashford E-spinner 3. It’s 2-ply worsted, 114g, about 322 yards, and averaging 12 wpi, Z-twist. I like the blended, slightly muted color changes of a fractal spin. It’s so soft and fluffy - I can’t wait to stitch it into something wearable.
While there are definitely some spots that are significantly thinner or bulkier (I swear they tend to find each other when plying), I definitely think I’m getting more consistent. I want to spin for a sweater this year, and that means spinning a lot of fiber at the same thickness…practice, practice, practice!