I Did It!
I successfully spit spliced.
For some that is no big deal. But I cannot tell you how many years I have been trying to do it and it just never quite sunk in. Kind of like the jogless join. Meg's been trying to teach that to me for years and I never quite got it, until I was forced into it along with Susanna's great instructions.
Now while joining an end into my Bloomsbury Jacket, I tried spit splicing again. The first time it didn't work, but the second join worked absolutely fantastically. The key, unravel both ends a bit and then spit splice.
Voila! Pretty darn proud am I.