I have been plugging away at various things here, and actually have something to show for it. I have been spinning the BFL which I'm planning to ply with my already-spun Polwarth, and I am here to tell you two things. First, it takes a LOT longer (for me) to spin four ounces worsted than it does to spin four ounces woollen. A lot. Second, the worsted-spun fiber takes up MUCH less space. My four ounces of Polwarth (spun woollen) take up the better part of two bobbins. I'm two-thirds or so of the way through the four ounces of BFL (spun worsted), and I think it's all going to fit on one bobbin with room to spare. The wraps per inch look about the same, so it's got to be a function of the amount of air in worsted spun yarn. I'll be sure to have pictures next time.
While that's been going on, I also pulled out the first of my one-ounce fiber sampler, deciding to start with the Lincoln. I got out my trusty Pipy to do the spinning.
Because Lincoln is a prototypical longwool, and because the preparation of this sample was such a lovely combed top, I spun it worsted. It came out fuzzier than I'd expected, given the fiber and the preparation and the spinning. The BFL I'm spinning has less fuzz - weird, no?
I have also been working away at the latest pair of Rick socks, in time for him to go out of town next week.
So that's one project off the needles. In the meantime, I've cast on for Vitamin D (a cardi), and am plugging away at the yoke. With luck, I'll have something to show on that next time, plus I might (maybe) have finished the BFL and be ready to ply!