This is a pretty skein of yarn. The spinning isn’t precisely even, but the fiber was stickier in some places than others. I just went with it, which I’m finding is the best approach with longdraw spinning.
I ended up spinning it the way I spun the first sample: 14:1 for singles and 16:1 for the 2-ply. I knit both my samples and liked the first one better (the one on the bottom right):
The yarn is really light and lofty. The finished skein contains about 216 yards and weighs 90 grams. I’m not sure what to make with this (suggestions welcome). It is not the softest yarn ever, but it is so warm and lightweight. Perhaps a hat is the best idea. I could always knit a liner for the brim if I wanted a softer yarn right next to my forehead.