I wound up the blue string into a ball this morning! It did not break! It’s all twist-stable and everything! *bounce*
This will be the blue stripes — it’s four ounces, and hopefully my hand gives a good sense of how fine it turned out. The yarn is sitting on an 8-ounce ball of unspun white wool which will become the background color. There is also a 4-oz braid of brown roving waiting to be spun up to be more stripes.
The wheel, if anyone’s curious, is a Kromski Mazurka.
*”thread of [blue dye obtained from obscure species of possibly-extinct snail]”