This little hank
Why? Well I love to spin. It is something that I wish I could do more often but I can not. My back will not let me sit and spin for more the a few minutes on a good day. I can not even attempt on a bad day. Yesterday was an ok day and I finished what was on my wheel at the time. Well I thought I finished. After I had taken the bobbin off I found a little bit of fluff left. The fluff was alpaca and it is one of my favorite things to spin. I figure I could play around with this little bit of fluff and tried to spin it as thin as I could.
Thin is not something I can do very well. My fingers start complaining pretty quickly. I just took my time (well as much as my body let me) It came out the thinnest I have ever spun anything. Mostly even. Then I plied it.
In all of these pictures the yarn is finished. I forgot to take a picture of the singles. I navajo plied it (think giant chain stitches) so it is a three ply. 3 strands twisted together and look how thin it is!!
I got out my handy dandy Wraps Per Inch thingie and measured
The WPI comes it at about 23 WPI. So the yarn comes in at lace weight. (according to a chart from the internets, but honestly it feel more like fingering to me. I did measure a few times in different places)
My little skein of alpaca fluff spun as thin as I could and plied came out to 12 yards. I wish I had taken a picture of the amount of fluff I used.It wasn't much at all.
So for this little skein sits by me, being admired and petted.