I was especially taken by the beautiful and complex colors of yarns created by blending many colors on the drum carder. I guess I was already noticing this beautiful process as I watched a "batt contest" develop on facebook (and now that it's over I can't send you to it because I can no longer find it).
So, after perusing the Spin Off magazine I decided my last batch of Pyr would be blended with black Corriedale, sky blue dyed Corriedale and deep orchid sparkle. You can see it on the carder and in batts above. Such fun! I may never card another monotone batt, ever. This batch is still on the spindles, I like to let the twist set overnight before plying into two ply yarn. So far it's a loose, fat, colorful single.
It seems like I'm always spinning luxurious, fine yarns appropriate for the fabulous cashmere the goats give me, and then moving on to a larger project like a shawl to show it off. It's really fun to make the chunky stuff and then crank out a cute and funky hat in under an hour.
So tomorrow I'll ply today's colorful batts and crochet another hat for Shiva to cuddle with! After that, I'm thinking cashmere, bamboo and silk in who knows how many colors. It'll take a while.