I'm going to run out of wheel song references soon (though I haven't even tapped into The Beach Boys yet). Anyway, I finished the bump of rambouillet/cotswold self-patterning roving that I was spinning for socks. The yarn turned out beautifully, though as I predicted, it's not going to be the kind of self-patterning where the socks match each other. I did get 2 skeins with some distinct yellow/green/blue/purple/peach striping, and one skein that will have a lot more subtle tweedy stripes. But the socks, whenever I can knit them, will be lovely. I think I'll do a simple lacy pattern- that will help offset the difference in the striping.
Stats: 1 hank: 2.1 ozs and 107 yds, sharply defined striping; 1 hank: 3.8 ozs, 171 yds, fairly defined striping; 1 hank: 162 yds, 3.4 ozs, subtle striping. Total: 9.3 ozs, 440 yds, 2-ply, about 16wpi, a heavy fingering weight. I should be able to knit socks with size 2 or 3 needles, and I should be able to get a pair of adult socks, and maybe a child size pair as well, with this yarn.
This is how I display my handspun yarns- looped over the railing of my office/loft.
Though I have to get back to sock knitting for the last half of the sock book, I think I'll card some wool *clouds* today for the next spinning session. The nice thing about wanting handspun sock yarn is that it never takes too long to spin enough for the entire project.