My own genius spoke to me last week while we were camping. I had brought along the most gorgeous Shetland fleece that had actually rood. (Roo'ing is the shedding ability some primitive sheep maintain) and a set of hand carders. I was carding up fine, tiny, little rolags, when my fingers began to itch for a spinning wheel. The words wedding ring shawl whispered though my mind. And I knew my genius was speaking to me. The moment we got home (and unpacked, and slightly settled) I got my husband to rig up a little platform for my lace flyer so that it could sit on my Ashford Traditional spinning wheel in just the right way to work. And then I spun.
And then I plied. This little sample is only 3 grams, and 48 yards long. Now if I mathed right, then this 2 ply yarn will measure up at 7168 yards per pound, and a Bradford count of 48.4s (Which means I'd get 48.4 skeins, that measured 300 yards- because I spun woollen- out of 1 pound of wool, which then if you math, that only makes sense when you know that it's the singles that the bradford count measures)
A friend of mine has 3 books on shetland lace shawls she's willing to lend me. So, I'm going to swatch this up before I spin on. I want to be sure this is fine enough, and that I have enough fibre...