Suddenly, it clicked. I think that the dream I had the other day helped – in the dream, my hands worked together, and the yarn slipped through my fingers and onto the bobbin effortlessly, and tonight I realized that after a few attempts of back and forth with the fiber!
Mostly, the yarn is of a width/weight and not *too* overspun. I used some mystery wool that has been kicking around in my fiber bag… I think it is more rambouillet, from the big mixed-bag order that I got from Sarah Wood. I’m going to spin up another ball from that lot in some various colourway, and try plying them together.
I really can’t express how excited I am by this success.