Ok, so I thought that I shouldn't go on and on about the love of yarn without showing you the yarn that I spun up on Saturday from 100% Romney wool. I hand-painted the wool at school in the art room while my super-awesome art teacher friend and a few students watched and learned. Here's what we have as a result:
I call this one "Sunset Strip", and it's a single-ply, self-striping yarn--about 136 yards total. I LOVE this yarn, and I put it in the Etsy shop with great hesitancy because I want to keep it for myself; but I already have such a huge stash that maybe someone else will love it just as much as I do. Isn't it just gorgeous?! I don't normally like anything that is bright yellow, but the lemon yellow color of this yarn is so striking that I love everything about it. It took me about an hour to spin this up on the electric spinning wheel that Honey made for me.
And in the spirit of Yarn Love, I put together a Yarn Love treasury of handmade, hand-dyed, hand-spun, and hand-painted yarns available on Etsy. None of these are mine, and they are all addictively beautiful. Check it out.