I spun the Southwest-colored roving first as I liked it the most. I divided the roving into two and spun on two bobbins. I worked from four semi-equal strips of the roving because I wanted to keep the color runs short. But when I plied and fulled, the yarn seemed to have a barber pole effect.
I spun the roving of four blues and orange spots next. I still divided the roving into two and spun on two bobbins, and on the first bobbin, I worked with the same four strips. But on the second bobbin I worked from one end of the roving to the other in an attempt to have longer color runs and avoid the barber-pole. On the next roving, I’m going to see what happens when I only spin from one end to the other.
Of course, the barber-pole look might look great knitted up. I’m not starting on samples until I finish that infernal and eternal sleeve. It’s the last part of a sweater in the round, so has gotten quite large, heavy and hot. On second thought, samples sound pretty good.