Apparently reading some books and learning more about the technical aspects of spinning really help:
The colors look amazing in this picture, much more distinct than in the roving. I wonder how it will come out in the end. I'm planning a 2-ply, something that should show stitch definition well, so I'm hoping to get enough yardage out of my almost 8 oz of roving for a shawl of some sort. Based on the progress thus far, I think I will get my wish!