I don't usually swatch, but I'm starting a baby project and wanted to perfect this pattern that I'm un-venting. So, I took out my trusty winder (really, winding yarn into center-pull skeins needs to be less fun - NOT.) and found this!
I don't know a lot about spinning, but my hypothesis is this is the leader. How often does this happen? Maybe we could calculate odds, and find out how lucky I am! I'm assuming that this doesn't happen very often.
Oh, the yarn I'm using is this new stuff from Cascade, "Pacific." It is very soft, but sort of has an un-plying problem (anyone that's every used Caron Simply Soft probably knows what I'm describing.) For a merino-acrylic mix, it has the feel of soft acrylic, but blocks out well. Just from one swatch, I like it!
I like to keep my labels with my skeins, so here's a pick of my trick - a label extender - in case you were wondering how I did that. As you work from the middle and the skein gets smaller, just move the tape.