I have to admit, I was a little worried about that last batch of yarn. After I wound it off on the niddy-noddy, it actually about 25 feet longer than the previous batch of 3-ply. For the same weight of wool. That goes back to that mystery I was talking about yesterday. So I was worried that if I was spinning THINNER, the plied yarn would no longer be DK weight, and I wouldn’t be able to use it in my beautiful scarf. BUT to my relief when I did the WPI test tonight, it came out just fine at 11 WPI, which is perfect.
So, that actually confirmed for me my suspicions about what’s going on. Because I’m watching the wool as I draft, and I can see that it’s more or less the same amount every time, so really I can’t be getting thinner on an overall basis. BUT what is happening is that I am getting better and better at staying even at that diameter. In spinning, when you have a fat place in your singles, it’s called a slub. Now, slubby yarn can be very beautiful. But right now it’s not what I’m trying to make. I believe I am getting fewer and thinner slubs, so that my yarn is more and more consistently the same diameter throughout the singles, and as a result is getting me more length for the weight. Yeah. I like that.
I got a good start on today’s bobbin, as I start on the next skein of 3-ply with this lovely Falklands wool