I've been playing most of the day and have about 2 feet of the funniest looking "?yarn?" I've ever seen. This isn't the easiest thing to learn. I can't do everything you're supposed to do at the same time.
I ended up with thick "?yarn?" on the bobbin, yarn twisted back on itself between my fingers and the bobbin and a mess behind me that looks like the dreaded dreadlocks I've heard about. Even when I draft first, it's still hard. But I'm not quitting...I'm going to persevere and learn this craft! (I have a name for my new wheel but I'd probably get arrested if I said it in public.)
Is it supposed to be very thin strands when you've spun it? I pulled some worsted yarn apart that I had and each strand is very, very thin and soft. That's what you're supposed to end up with before plying? Anyone have a picture of a single?
I use fd&c colors.....foodcoloring disolved in vinegar... but I could also use the jaquards I use on silk.. you need an acid dye for protein... so there are commercial wool/silk/hair fibers or you could use koolaide.
I dye roving but I think I like dyeing the yarn better, it seems easier but it could just be me