Well, that shawl isn't getting done as fast as I had hoped for. Seems as of late the steam is going down out of my enthusiasm. I just need a loooooong break and to relax for a bit. :D So, I've been spinning. It's something I can do while multitasking. Being a parent I've learned that multitasking is essential to any mother's survival.
I couldn't wait until I got a spinning wheel to try the Navajo ply. It's a little tricky done on a drop spindle, but it works.
Although, doing a Navajo ply really cuts your yardage down quite a bit. I started out with about 1oo yards (give or take quite a few yards...sorry, didn't measure before hand) and ended up with quite a bit less. The top has 55 yards and the bottom one is 49 1/2 almost 50 yards.
They're both 100% merino is sage. What will I make with them? I'm not sure. I'm guessing they're probably about 4 oz. between the two of them. 2 oz. each. Wrist warmers, possibly a hat (that I'm not sure of), or I could spin up the last bit of the roving and just add it all to my stash and fondle it now and then until an idea comes to me. :D