The short color repeat portion of the prepared roving I showed you in Spinning for Stripes has been spun into singles. I wound it onto my niddy noddy to get an idea of how much I have. 645 yards, it seems. It did seem to go on forever! I don’t think I’ll keep that yardage once I spin the other half of the fiber and ply the two sets of singles together. Seems like the twisting of the plying process would shorten it up a bit.
This was by far the thinnest spinning I’ve managed. This Falkland just seemed to effortlessly draft out that thin. In three areas, it was so thin that it broke when I wound it off the spindle. I was able to remedy that pretty easily by making a felted join. The yarn felted readily with a little moisture and friction. And that is my concern with hand spun socks from this. I’ve seen spinners make them out of non-superwash yarns, but wouldn’t they just felt all to heck when worn? Does knitting a feltable wool at a super tight gauge cut down on friction and thereby prevent felting? I hope I can answer these questions by the time I finish with this particular spinning experiment.
You can see the striping I’m going for in the pretty singles.
Oh, and I just have to share: Oldest Grandgirl, Stormi learned to spin during our Christmas Holiday together.
She’s a natural.