Woo hoo! I finally finished plying the polworth laceweight and it is beautiful!
This is 1500 yards of yummy grey yarn. It's a hefty 6.5 ounce skein - I was barely able to ply the whole thing onto my Louet S-10 bobbin.
The yarn is nice, but I don't think it's the best use of the polworth. This grist doesn't show off the softness of the wool as much as I would like.
I can put it against my neck and it's not itchy, but the cloudlike softness of the carded fiber is not evident.
I will probably knit this into a lacy shawl. I haven't knit any lace other than the feather and fan pattern, so this may be the opportunity to pull out some of the stitch patterns I have been dreaming over and see if I can find one with an easy repeat to memorize.
I hate reading charts or patterns. Much better if I can find a pattern I can remember.