I keep telling myself: “I will not spin all evening. I will not spin all evening. I will not spin all evening.”
So then you know what I do, right?
Spin all evening, of course.
Though last night was an exception – it was knit night, and Kim brought her Matchless wheel, and she helped me fix all the myriad problems I was having with some ill-behaved merino.
The merino in question:
Pretty, right? Well as it turns out, it was also a bit compacted. And I was using an inappropriate-sized whorl (only whorl I knew existed). And I had the ply inappropriately threaded through the flyer’s hooks. And I was underspinning. And I didn’t know how to properly test for that.
Kim fixed it all.
(I’m pretty sure she’s magic)
That little beauty is well on its way to becoming a 3-ply fingering weight yarn. It helps that it’s not breaking every few yards now.
What will I DO with 8 oz of 3-ply fingering weight yarn (assuming I ever finish spinning it all)? I dunno. Maybe a dress for a female HH. Maybe knee socks for yours truly. (knee socks of my own handspun – can you imagine?!) Or maybe it will just become my precious pet. I haven’t decided yet.
All I know is that I’m rollin’ now at a 10:1 ratio, and I’m making an impossibly thin ply, and I’m LOVING it.
But tonight – I swear – I’m gonna knit. At least for a bit.
(I have a really cute story to tell y’all later, BTW. Once I’ve finished the corresponding knitted item)
PS>Kim also gave me an artyarn batt, and last night I dreamed about spinning it. And in my dream, I actually knew what I was doing. HA!