Whew! Was it only a month ago I started spinning this Falkland? I showed you how I split the fiber in Spinning for Stripes and the first singles on the niddy noddy in Spinning for Stripes Progress. I thought it would never end. I got a little impatient on the second half and I think my singles got a bit thicker. Add that to the fact that I obviously didn’t split the fiber accurately and you can see the sad, lopsided result.
Yep, those are the two different portions of the fiber, one spun into short color repeats, (the large one – over 600 yards), and the other spun into long color repeats, (the smaller one – 400 yards).
I did learn a winding trick that worked great for me. I wrapped my singles onto empty toilet paper rolls. Very handy for super skinny singles and no tangley mess to deal with at the center of the ball. For plying, you can put a chopstick through each roll and poke the ends through a basket or shoebox to make a homemade lazy kate. I normally just put each one in their own bowl and let them roll around within the bowls while I ply.
And here’s the pretty little package of 400 yards of fractally spun fingering weight yarn, all skeined up and tucked in, waiting for Mom to get to work knitting….something. This is not destined for socks after all. There’s just too many thinnish areas to think they’d wear worth a darn. So the socks from handspun goal stands. Something to work toward.