The tall jar acts as a "kate". I use my right hand to turn the swift, using the little handle at the top. It's the reverse of how the swift is normally used. Next up is a close-up of the newly plyed wool.
The way I spin it "off the fold" causes even my singles to barberpole. By the time the yarn is made into two plies, the colours blend quite nicely. I like this effect and don't bother to make yarn with graduated stripes.
After the winding, the skein has a bath and gets hung to dry. A re-purposed music stand helps out.
Notice how the washing makes the wool "fluff out"?
Well, now that that's out of my system, it's back to Harriet.
P.S. No idea what I'll do with this yet, but I'm sure this skein will speak to me sometime soon.