So I just finished my latest handspun. I was aiming for a nice thick single, with a weight and feel similar to malabrigo.
I swapped with an online pal for some lovely roving a while ago. It was a blend of cria alpaca, soft lambswool and silk, and was heavenly soft. It was the sort of roving that you want to spin into a nice thick single, which is exactly what I did, and got the most heavenly soft yarn out of the deal. The colour just turned out amazing, and reminds me so much of one of my dear knitting friends, that I have to name it after her.
I've got two skeins of this and haven't quite decided if I can bear to sell it or not.