I’m thoroughly annoyed.

I’ve been spinning up one of the most yummylicious fibers dyed by a favourite fiber artist for the past few days only to screw up big time now that I’m done.

Things were going well as I was winding them onto the Niddy Noddy but after the first 50 meters or so, the singles started to fall apart and no amount of splicing was helping. I could pop it back in for a spin but I don’t know if that would help as it could very well be the entire bobbin of yarn that is affected.

The singles are way underspun – much more than I had anticipated. I was hoping that the tension I spun them in would be enough but it appears not. At first I thought it was a ratio problem since the new sliding flyer has an additional ratio built in but after checking, it turned out to be the same as the original flyer.

*sigh*

I’ve shelved the bobbin and Niddy Noddy aside to take some time out and ruminate on my next course of action. That and the fact that I need to get busy working on reviews for cheap auto insurance quotes. In the meantime, I’ve started on a new spinning WIP but my heart somehow isn’t in it. My mind is still lingering on that bobbin full of awfully underspun singles. Gah. If I can’t salvage this, it would be a darn waste of some really awesomely soft merino-alpaca-silk fiber.

Grrrr!

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