This is my first time with 100% silk. It was squeaky and a little sticky when drafting but I love the color and the rustic texture of the finished yarn. So I have mixed feelings about it.
Breaking the roving into thinner sections helped with the drafting, and it definitely mattered which end I started from.
I want to try hankies, so I will give it at least another try or two before I make a "final" decision on whether I like spinning 100% silk. ;-)
I was going back and forth between plying and leaving this as a single.
So when I broke the yarn while winding it into a cake, I decided to ply only the smaller portion.
This has yet to have a bath, but you can see that my plying was not very consistent... some is loose and some is tighter.
I'm fairly certain I am going to leave the rest as a single since I have a vague idea for a weaving.
Happy Fiber Arts Friday!