11 February, 2011
ninety-third and ninety-fourth skeins
First skein is 2 1/2 ounces and 106 yards, second skein is 2 ounces and 84 yards. Five strands plied together. Ecru Blue Face Leicester wool, spun as about 40 wpi single strands. Final diameter of the yarn ranges from 10-14 wpi, which is what I hoped for. The yarn is very round, as you can see in the closeup. Lost half an ounce to waste when plying since one bobbin ran out before the others.
I ran each strand through a hole in the perforated plastic top of a spice jar lid. Plying these would have been impossible otherwise; the strands kept catching each other.