Making your own yarn is an endeavor not to be taken lightly.
It allows a knitter to get to know a lot more about the fiber and where it comes from as well as how it will behave as a garment.
I enjoy making my own yarn and even though I have a spinning wheel, I still love to play with a drop spindle.
This spindle is by the Golding company and is what they call a 'ring spindle' because of the metal ring that weights the outside of the whorl and helps it to spin longer.
There was a sample of this totally crazy looking fiber that came with the spindle. I didn't note the name of it because it was all sorts of different colors and even had sparkles (SPARKLES!!) in it. I thought wow, this fiber is SO not my taste.
After spinning the sample up just for fun to see if I love the spindle (and I do)....I ended up liking this funky yarn too. Sparkles and all.
Yes, I've said it in front of God and everybody now. I plan to knit something with sparkle yarn.
Feel free to put the back of your hand of my forehead now.