Just back from a class with Diane M – Single Spun. I loved her Morning Surf scarf and wanted to learn how to do lovely singles. Wasn’t disappointed. Diane had these wee cards for measuring angles so I could take my single and check the degree of angle of the twist. I used Whisper in Falkland from Spindlefrog, splitting it in half and predrafting for the single.
I love this twist to draft method – it is so fast, and makes such a pretty yarn. I will take some photos tomorrow of my class singles once my yarn has dried (i’ve set and fulled it). It is soooooooo lurvely. So so so lurvely, and so fast – I finished half of the 4 onces in the second half of class. It’s my new favourite way to spin. Goodbye skinny little plies that take so long I lose interest… hello singles! You were made for me and my short attention span. I think I will knit the Morning Surf scarf if I can ever find my copy of Spin Off, or I may just get out the Barbara Walker Treasury and pull the stitch from there. So many things one could do – noro stripey scarf with handspun – so good bye poopy pukey colours and hellooooo to softness (a nice soft merino) and hellllllooooo Lady E! You are back on the cards!