On Sunday I finally finished spinning up all of the Bunny Blend fibers. Yesterday I spent all day plying, then started winding off onto a niddy noddy, while counting revolutions so that I could estimate the amount of finished yarn somewhat reliably. I was about 3/4 of the way through the process when 16 yo DS walked through my strand of yarn and it broke. At that point I was tired and still had non-spinning chores to do, so I stopped. Then I fed the barn animals, milked the goats, and fed the humans.
This morning I got right back to it. I finished skeining the rest of the yarn off the bobbin, then did measurements and weight. It is 3.3 oz, and about 900 yards. It's definitely a laceweight. It's already had a soak in Eucalan, and there was a surprising amount of color in the water. I'm hoping the dye is at least mostly discharged at this point. This will probably end up a shawl, unless I sell the yarn.
I had an appointment for auto maintenance today, so I brought some drop spindles along. This gave me a chance to play with my collection. These are my featherweight drop spindles - most are under 10 grams in weight.
I managed to get some very fine thread spun on the gold filigree spindle. Some of these are extremely light. That's one of them. The filigree one (an Etsy buy) is 7.7 grams. The one with the stone whorl (at the bottom of the top left pic) weighs 12.3 grams. The two spindles with wooden whorls are Bosworth spindles; the lighter colored wood is mahogany, I believe, and weighs 11.2 grams, the other is 17.9 grams - actually a little heavy for my purposes. The purple one is a Jesh spindle (not sure they're being made anymore) and was manufactured with a 3D printer. That one is a 10 grams on the nose, and spins wonderfully! The smallest one is the Trindle spindle, purchased at last year's Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool festival. That's the very thin one with beads for arms. That one is also the lightest, at 6.0 grams.
Next on the wheel, before I start spinning for the 2015 Longest Thread contest, will be the merino/angora from Rhinebeck.