Surprise! I spun more lace weight yarn this weekend. I actually made 266 yards (3 ozs) of this stuff last weekend, but I liked it so much I spun another 180 yards (2 ozs) last night.
This yarn is 100% alpaca, a fleece given to us by the breeder who sold us our first alpacas. It really lends itself to lace weight yarn, though I couldn’t tell you why. It’s in the character of the fiber, maybe it is particularly fine or has very long staples (that’s the length of each individual hair).
Lately I just haven’t been able to ply on my wheel. Maybe I’m not consistent enough when I spin, or maybe I’m not patient enough when I ply. Either way, the only balanced yarn I’ve been making lately has come off my drop spindle.