I finished a 41yd test skein done long (woolen) draw with a Countess Ablaze custom blend (Merino/Finn/baby alpaca). It was great fun and I’ll doing it again soon, but not with this fiber. It’s a merino/finn/baby alpaca blend, and I can feel a whole bunch of fiber ends poking out and feeling itchy. I’m glad I didn’t do more than a few grams without sampling first. If I had done all 112 grams without testing the finished yarn first… Yeah, that would have hurt a lot, because the fiber blend is soft as anything and not remotely itchy. It will do much better with a worsted draw, because smoother yarn equals fewer fiber ends sticking out and making the yarn scratchy.
It was spun on my 1.5 ounce Snyder spindle, which I adore. I haven’t used it for a bit. I think it’s going to become a dedicated plying spindle, since it’s a little heavier.
Tomorrow I’ll ply the singles from the MIRLA bitty batts. That will be awesome.