Recently off the wheel - alpaca/wool blend, dyed by Allspunup (Kristin). Spun as singles, and plied with black (left) and gold (right) silk thread. Plying with very different weights results in a spiral yarn. You see that the yarn on the left has more "spiral" effect, as it was a bigger single than the yarn on the right.
(I thought I'd show you some spiral work, since that's what I seem to be in using blogger -- a downward spiral -- blogspot doesn't seem happy with my images on my photo site, smugmug, so I'm trying linking to a few flickr images. Can you see me now?)