Recently I bought some A Verb for Keeping Warm Wenslydale in Abalone and I'm in love. For sure it isn't as soft as merino, though I'd say not quite as scratchy as Shetland but what a dream to spin. Those lovely long staples just draft so easy and in no time you have a bobbin full.
Next time I'll show you the plied product. I used the Andean method with a very handy tool.
Keep smiling :-)