Here 's my first homely hank of homespun, made with my Ashford spindle and plied from a center-pull ball that fell apart in my hands after the first yard or so. I did not take note of its length because I was too concerned about the yarn untwisting itself to measure it before I skeined it up. However, given Hank's diminutive stature (not to mention its highly variable level of twistiness -- is that a word?) I think that in the future I will wait to ply until I have spun two cops, and ply from two balls under a couple of flowerpots until I get hold of (or make) a lazy kate.
For all its obvious imperfections I'm in love with this yarn! I love the colors and the twist, the bulk and the softness, and I fully intend to work with it when I have finished spinning the batch. I can't wait to see how it knits up!