It takes real effort to make a fingering weight single now. And you know what? It sucks.
I'm not going to lie, I was excited. Like really excited. It meant I was good enough at spinning that I could make a super fine single. Need something to floss with? done!
Now, I thought it would take me a little to get such fine spinning done on Buggy (the wheel). After all, my feet are now controlling how fast my fibers are being twisted, and that can take some getting used to. Yeah....no. The first yarn I spun on my wheel was lace.
Now why would I be complaining about that? because making art yarn with lace is flipping hard!You try to shove beads and flowers and texture onto yarn that's as thin as a needle and see how well you do.
So instead of working at making yarn thin, I have to work at making yarn thick And frankly it feels strange. I hate letting a lot of fiber slip through my fingers. Which might just be my frugal mind going "you're wasting money!" Who knows.
Currently I'm working on a fingering weight single that I'll ply together with thread and beads. And it's taking some serious effort to make the single fingering weight...there are far more lace section in it then I would like, but oh well.
For the other half I've picked out some yellow, orange, and red colors from her, and will figure out how I want to dye the fibers tomorrow; and even want colors I want to use. Pictures will be posted for sure.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have some yarn to argue with.