At The Gathering I started spinning the Crosspatch Creations batt I bought at Rhinebeck. Such joy! I tore strips off the batt, attenuated just a bit to get the fibers moving, and then went at it.

From the outside, the batts look light colored, with hints of mint and fuschia:

Crosspatch Creations batt

But opened up there is quite a bit of dark grey lurking underneath:

Crosspatch Creations batt

The nubby bits add wonderful texture and overall spin quite nicely into the yarn:

Crosspatch Creations batt

The yarn: dark grey with pops of color; tweedy, flecky, happy:

Crosspatch Creations

spun mostly thin with little fight to the natural bumps. There's no point in striving for pure consistency with this fiber. Instead, revel in the texture and color. Know that you're not spinning for a "perfect" yarn and enjoy the spinning, the feel, the nubs, the surprises.

Crosspatch Creations

I spun the second bobbin once I got home, but I've been faithful to The Project since then. I spun with the intention of making a 2-ply so that's probably what I'll do. And, it looks so good with itself, too.