Of course, other essentials have to come too.
As you may have noticed, my Yarn Yard merino silk is now on my bobbin. I am aiming for a double knit sort of weight and, as I am planning an entrelac shawl, I don't want my colour runs to be too long. I want random squares of colour rather than half stripes of colour blocks. I am, as you can see, stripping the roving down into pencil sized pieces and predrafting.
The single is starting to look like this:
Keeping an even yet thicker single than I have become accustomed to spinning is quite a challenge but I'm learning to adjust the wheel so that it works with me in this quest. I am also planning to do a normal two ply finish on this yarn as I want as many pairings of colour throughout the yarn as possible to give maximum interest to the entrelac.
Now I've stated my intentions, I'm a little nervous about what the final product will look like but it's all part of the learning process isn't it?