here it is!
2ply 75% bfl, 25% silk from allspunup, 309yds/235g heavy worsted weight
spun short-forward draw on the lowest ratio, plied on the second highest ratio
soaked and thwacked just a little bit to finish
i used short-forward draw because i wanted the shine of the fiber to really come through. i think next time i might try spinning from the fold to get a little more air into the fiber. this yarn is denser than most of my handspuns and has a weighty feel to it (but the drape is very nice). i think it will be perfect for a shawl.
i love this blend and now i can't decide what to do with my other braid that i won. right now i'm thinking a thin singles for a shawl.