I have been spinning more than knitting lately, inspired by many things. I've been hanging out in a chatty, productive group of spinners on Ravelry, and seeing the really neat things produced there gives me all sorts of new ideas. The blue yarn above is just a simple single spun from an Unwind Yarn Company Batt. It's up in the shop, whereas this next one is not. This was an 8 oz braid from Frabjous Fibers, which my mother-in-law Penny, bought for my birthday on our trip to Ashland, OR.I got almost 600 yards of light worsted out of it, and was all set to take it to Stash, our new local yarn shop, when I was influenced by others in the aforementioned spinning group to hoard it for myself.
Uniquely Yours Design on etsy. They were adorable tiny little curly locks, but a bit matted together from dyeing, so I spent a few hours while watching tv shows pulling them apart for spinning, so this is what they looked like just before spinning.
BohoKnitterChic Spins, at Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. It's really textured, and a few of the fibers aren't really next to skin soft, but it's really beautiful I think. Some fluffy, some shiny, some curly, lots of my favorite colors, I love it.
Hobbledehoy batt called Jaguar. This one was very soft, and it has a lot of sparkle and a bit of silk noil for texture, but I spun it fairly fine, about 12 wpi in the two ply. I'm not sure I can give this one up, but I need to pay off my new spinner, so you may see it in the shop soon.