I usually enjoy spinning nice even laceweight singles for 2 plying or navajo 3 plying afterward to make a nice balanced knittable skein of yarn. I love knitting with my handspun, it's nice to put it to use. I just plied up this fingering weight, almost sock weight 2 ply handspun that's been sitting as singles on bobbins forever!
It spun up to about 200 yards, so enough to make something cool. I'm going to weave a scarf I think, on my little ashford rigid heddle loom. So perfect for knitting scarves! I warped the loom tonight with laceweight bamboo in white. Hopefully it'll look cool when it's done.
With that all said, I do really enjoy spinning weirdo art yarns. I love spinning puffs and nubs, but for fun I spun up a bunch of thick n' thin singles the other day with which I plied into coils. Coils are ridiculously fibre heavy users. So much fibre went into these, what normally would yield probably around 45-50 yards made like 8. Really cool though. Neat for weaving with for sure. I underspun the single a bit, since I'm used to spinning balanced, and as a result, the coils could be a little tighter, but they're so cute, so I love them anyway. :)
I want a second wheel, and I want it to definitely be a majacraft. I just have to decide between the suzie, rose and aura. I'm SUUPER interested in the Aura's new modified double drive. Either way, I'll get all the fun flyer extras, laceweight, wild flyer, etc. My ashford is still rockin' it, and i'll never stop using it, but the treadling and smoothness of the majacraft wheels is just amazing! so much to decide....