I learned to nalbinding from an amazign woman, Sigrid, many years ago. I have always used commercially prepared wool yard to do my nalbinding because I have difficulty spinning thick yarn - I seem to be only able to spin fine.
So - I decided to tackle this spinning thing and grabbed some rovings and started spinning a thicker yarn I could use for nalbinding. It worked . . . I guess. It goes for a long while with nice even thickness and then I get a blob of fuzzy and then a thin thread and then back to the nice stuff. grrrrr.
The benefit of this is that the natural fuzzy spots are the perfect location for separating the yarn for a join. The socks are in progress and it took me a bit to get used to using the yarn. I have to be a bit more gentle with it but it is working up nicely and will felt under the foot really well once I start wearing them.
I think when I use them to compete I will bring socks I have made of commercial yarn as well to compare the looks. It is interesting how similar but how different the end look is. They are also VERY warm. I slip them over my foot for fitting and withing seconds my toes are toasty warm!!
I was a bit nervous that I was not going to have enough spinning to finish the socks but they seem to be coming to gether good. I should have enough of the yarn left over to dye and add red stripes at the top - need to haul out the madder and get the dye bath going tomorrow :)
I need to take some pics tonight -