Changing the tool had more effect than I anticipated. The first single mostly spun on a spindle had the same feel, look, and diametre as the two I spun on the miniSpinner. But it was shorter. Much, much shorter.
All this is the leftover two plies. So much beautiful fibre that didn't end up in the 3-ply. Boo! On the positive note, these two plies were so close in length, that I got only three wraps on the Andean plying bracelet. Which is to say that the consistency in length was the closest I've ever come.
Look how big the standard bobbins are! 100 grams doesn't even fill it half way. I used to struggle with a plying spindle when I tried to ply one braid's worth. With the miniSpinner there is no more struggle.
It takes an age to take even so little fingering weight off the bobbin, but I don't have a reel, so using the niddy-noddy will give me a workout every time.
The three shades of red give this yarn very subtle effect. I love it! I think it's probably the best yarn I have ever spun. I wish I had bought two braids, not just one. It is such a shame so much fibre was wasted on the 2-ply.