I finished two-plying my variegated purple yarn last night. The difference between plying on a regular flyer and on the wooly-winder was amazing. The take up was smooth and not too noisy. And the best part was that I didn't have to stop and move and stop and move every few turns. How nice!
I'm not so thrilled on how that last bit of yarn looked coming onto the bobbin. Apparently, when I started spinning the single ply, I was drafting with an iron grip and over-spinning like it was a style. So the outside of this bobbin was both not shiny and kind of hard. I may end up winding off a few yards and using it for scrap yarn somewhere.
Now my challenges are to figure out how (and when?) to post this to Ravelry and, of course, what to do with it. There are actually two bobbins of this yarn, so I'd guess I've got something like 300 or 400 yards. The "when" question is if I should wind it off onto a niddy noddy and be all formal about it, or figure out a project and knit right off of the bobbin. Heh.