This was a pleasant spin. I love it when things work out just as I want them to.
Sometimes that doesn’t happen.
This time it did.
This was 8 ounces of Wensleydale from Spunky Club November ’12 in the colorway Not So Seaworthy.
Now, for spinning Wensleydale singles, there’s a handful of things I do to try to smooth the process (and to prevent myself from ending up with a yarn that feels like wirey rope). First of all, I go up to my biggest whorl (that would be 11:1). Then I try to pay close attention to my treadling and keep it nice and steady. (I have a tendency to put the treadle to the metal, so I need to be careful when it’s time to slow up.) Finally, I make sure to keep my hands pretty far apart when drafting, remembering the Wensleydale’s loooong staple.
It worked nicely here. I ended up with a nice singles yarn that feels pretty smooth and drapey. I think a shawl, don’t you?
Happy Monday, Friends!