I spent a few evenings last week with my Malabrigo Nube in Whales Road, which started out like this:
This is the first hand dyed braid I’ve ever spun. I’m a big, big Malabrigo fan and have been for about as long as I’ve been knitting, so I was really looking forward to spinning this. However, before I could do that, I had to spend about two and a half hours splitting, fluffing, and predrafting. That sucker was compact.
Fluff fluff fluff.
I split the braid lengthwise into six parts before fluffing and predrafting, and ended up with this:
I then spun them onto three bobbins, one per night. One part had some few odd lumps, but other than that, it spun really evenly and easily (which it should with that much prep work needed) and was very enjoyable.
First bobbin. To be continued!2