Did I mention that several months ago I bought a bag of 'lap waste' from World of Wool to practise my spinning? I can't remember to be honest. In the 500g bag of various fibres and colours that WoW make up from left-overs that won't make up a full braid or bag was a good variety and I've used it to blend different colours (for a hat - I think I took a photo of that skein of yarn I made and blogged about it) and used some of it to blend three different colours (pretty sure I blogged about that as well). In the bag was a clump of something cream-coloured, slightly shiny and rather wispy. I didn't think it was silk, knew it hadn't adorned an animal's back. I asked on Ravelry, in the UK Spinners group and we decided that it was probably either soy, bamboo or tencel.
This morning I shall be winding the skein into a centre-pull ball and then putting it back through my wheel to put in a bit more twist. Then I'll skein it up again, wash it again, whack it again and hang it up to dry (again).
I think this will become a Squoffle scarf. Although the pattern's written for chunky yarn to make a short scarf that buttons into a neck-warmer, it'll be easy to cast on extra stitches (it's a repeat of 3sts +2) to make it wider to suit a thinner yarn.
Oh well, off to get out my swift and ball winder - I did think about plying it from the swift onto the wheel, but think that might be a recipe for disaster with child and dog around, so I'll take a few extra minutes to wind it into a ball.
Then, I'll be able to get on with spinning some more shetland top I've got.