Fear of Plying: Laceweight Edition
Did I mention that I finally finished spinning the Eternal Blue Merino? I don't think I did. Sorry about that. Well, I finished spinning it, and I decided that since I'm a relative novice at plying and I've never plied laceweight, I would wait for spinning group to begin. Being a bit nervous about it because the laceweight is very thin — well, of course it is, otherwise it wouldn't be laceweight, but in places it's even thinner than that, and I don't know what to do if I break a single while plying, other than sit in a corner and cry — I thought it best to try it in the company of accomplished spinners who might be able to give me a few pointers on keeping it from happening in the first place and recovering if it still did. I was really looking forward to spinning group last night.
Until Grant drove us into our driveway, and such a huge wave of relief and contentment at being home swept over me that I knew I was going nowhere but through my kitchen door, not to emerge again before sunrise. Our sitter had even made lentil soup (I had done some of the prep before leaving for work); so domestic was I feeling that while Grant and Miss B ran a quick errand I made biscuits. (I used a mix. There are limits.)
So, my accomplished readers, have you ever plied laceweight? How did it go? Did your single break? What did you do then?