First of all, I put together this group of samples. One of these is a commercial merino lace yarn. The others are all handspun.
(Okay, there are 2 commercially spun yarns. The one on the left is a strand of worsted weight yarn as a example.)
I also wanted to spin enough of one sample to knit something that will show the progress so here is the merino lace. I spun something like 275 yards from 3/4 oz of merino fiber. I can't believe how springy and fun to knit this is.
One more sample I'm going to knit up. This is bfl which puffs up a lot once it's washed so it's never as fine as it seems when you're spinning:
One more and then I promise I'll stop. This is rambouillet from the fleece which I washed lock by lock and spun straight from the lock:
(This is the worsted, handspun bfl and handspun rambouillet fleece.)
P.S. Did you pick the commercially spun yarn? It's the white strand on the left.