Simba thinks it was terribly exciting:
Ok so onward after kicked him out of the chair.
So I had my Ashford Traveller on the smallest whirl and started spinning as fine as I wanted it. I knew it was going to be single ply so I just approximated the size I wanted.
I pulled it off the bobbin and onto my Niddy Noddy and washed it under tension and then sprayed some SOAK mixed with water on it to set the twist. REMEMBER: Silk means cold water ONLY!! Or you can kiss that lustre good-bye.
I do not worry about the over spun areas because of the cross-stitch it wont matter.
Simba?? You still awake?
Guess that's a no, and yes that's him hugging the duck in the previous picture.