|My default...DK-weight 2-ply yarn.|
As far as the smooth 2-ply yarns go, I'm hoping to have a good variety of sport, DK, worsted, and aran/bulky weight yarns. I also hope that I will have original patterns to go with each weight of yarn.
|More smooth 2-ply yarn.|
And then there are the "art" yarns...my achilles heel.
Last spring I was gifted a bunch of gorgeous rayon embroidery thread, so I've been doing a lot of thread/spiral ply yarns. The smooth-spun singles end up being worsted/aran weight when plied, and I've also done some thick & thin singles that end up being bulky weight when plied.
|A thick & thin single (dyed) plied with a smooth single (natural). I really love how this one turned out.|
|A TNT single plied with rayon embroidery thread.|
I still feel like I need to try some new art yarns though. I have a couple great books that talk about spinning art yarns, but nothing really seems to catch my fancy right now.
|One example of "art" yarn, in the middle.|
I think I might re-visit corespinning or lockspinning. I traded for some gorgeous locks last summer, and I finally got around to buying cotton crochet thread to use as a core! I think there is some grey mohair calling my name...
|A corespun, spiral-plied yarn.|
|Lockspun suri alpaca (black) plied with dyed multicolor tencel.|
|Lockspun suri alpaca plied on itself.|
|Extreme tailspun Wensleydale/Gotland fleece.|