I spent an hour or so yesterday afternoon, while Emma napped, plying up all the white wool. I took the wheel outside on the deck, and watched the whales and seals while I plied.
I started spinning this wool a month or so ago on my Ashford wheel, then finished the singles on the new Schacht. I had two bobbins from the Ashford, and one from the Schacht. When plied together, the Schacht bobbin matched up with 1 2/3 Ashford bobbins, then I plied the rest of the Ashford bobbin on itself.
Each skein is about 275 yards of medium weight two-ply. I haven't measured the wraps per inch, but it's bulkier than my "default" yarn, probably about 8-10 wraps per inch. I'm not entirely sure what kind of wool this is- the fleece was a gift from a friend, and she told me at the time what it was but now I can't remember. I'm pretty sure it started with a "C", and I know it's not Corriedale or Cormo. It feels a lot like Romney or Border Leicester (but softer), so I think maybe it's Coopworth. It's not super fine or super soft, but it is bright creamy white, fairly long-stapled, easy to spin, and has gorgeous luster. The luster wasn't immediately apparent in the unspun fiber, but the finished yarn fairly sparkles. So very satisfying to know that I took this from a dirty fleece, and washed, carded, and spun it myself.
I also measured out a 3 yard warp for the little two harness loom yesterday. We're using it at the Fair as a hands-on demonstration loom for the public to weave on, and I said I'd get it all set up. Why I said this, I don't know, since my warping board and new warping mill are both packed for the move! However, necessity is the mother of invention:
I measured the warp on the side of the steps down from the deck! Unconventional, but it worked beautifully. I even made a cross. I'll try and thread the loom tonight or tomorrow morning.
The Fair is next week!!!