Terrible, terrible, I know. I just couldn't help myself.
Look, my second attempt at spinning yarn worked out much better:
I have since completed attempts No. 3 and 4 and they were even better. Go figure. I then decided to try plying because my yarn was finally spinning up a bit DK/worsted-ish (as opposed to ranging between lace and super bulky+). Look how beautiful it is! (Man, I feel like this is my child. You know, the one everyone thinks is ugly except the parents?)
Once I wash it and hang it up to dry I will put it up in a skein to admire, and then probably ball it, and then skein it, and then ball it... you know, so that I have an excuse to keep fondling it. And then I suppose I will knit with it, eventually. It's only about 22 yards though now that it's plied. I think I have at least 40 yards left of single ply yarn (my attempt number two and what is left over from number four, which apparently was significantly larger than number three.)
I do promise that I am not going to continuously post about my poor spinning skills. I am just excited. Up next, knitted projects!! (As this is a knitting blog.) Stay tuned.