I got home from Texas on Saturday night, and Sunday I sat down again at my spinning wheel. I have to be honest – I was a little worried. I’m spinning merino now, which is sort of tricky, and I hadn’t touched my wheel for over a week. So I was really relieved when it just felt natural and I started right up with no problem. I’ve spun every day since then, and I’m almost done with that merino. I should be ready to ply on Thursday. I’m deliberately trying to spin thicker singles now just to see if my control is good enough for that. I’ve also discovered that if I use thicker chunks of roving, it’s easier to spin thicker. I’ll know for sure if I have been successful when I ply it. I’m hoping my 3-ply this time will be closer to worsted than to fingering.
So now that I’ve spun at the wheel tonight, I’ll go play with my drop spindle for a while.
Until next time.
I’m being coached about habits! When you said you were a little worried I thought “Ann has started a habit that she’s use too!” Glad to hear all is well!
I must admit, not familiar with the technicals but I know about Merino, but not “ply” or what plying means. I enjoy learning:)
Hi Catherine, Plying is the process of taking the singles that I have spun and twisting them together to make yarn. It’s the next step and also uses the spinning wheel. 3-ply means I’m doing it with 3 singles. thanks for reading!