It has been a long time coming, but I have finally finished the bright rainbow singles that have taken forever and day to spin. The bobbin is plump full of mixed wool of lovely colors that must now be put into a skein before giving them several rounds of fiber abuse so the final kinks can relax. After torturing the skein with alternating hot and cold water, I will take out my frustrations as I whack the skein on the deck railing.
This might sound excessively cruel, but it’s how the springy singles settle down. As long as I don’t agitate the yarn while it’s in the hot water it won’t become a felted disaster. This skein is mixed wool and not something more delicate such as merino.