handspun: "aztec" BFL/silk

Back a few months ago after I had devoured my Hey Lady Hey fiber I had purchased and was on a major color kick, I purchased this beautiful combed top from Walnut Farms on Etsy. Located up in Pennsylvania, Walnut Farms has a great selection of spindles and spinning accessories as well as all of their beautiful fiber. I gravitated to the "Aztec" colorway and the results are what you see here! (For a before picture, you can see part of the combed top here.) 

Originally, my spinning plan was to spin some 2-ply fingering weight yarn for some fun socks for the Mr., but it came out closer to a 2-ply sport weight/DK weight. I didn't measure the WPI yet, but it's at about 230 yards. It's been so humid and rainy here this week that it took forever to dry after washing! 

I thought about listing this on my online shop for a hot second, but the BFL is just so soft, and the smallest amount of silk makes this shiny and gorgeous, and I couldn't let go. I already cast on for the Sweet Magnolia cowl for it and can't wait to see how it turns out! Every other fiber I have bought to spin since this one has been white or cream, so I think it's fair to say that this was a blip in my typical color habits. :) 

This was so fun to spin, and I'd love to see if handspun yarns would be something that people would be interested in seeing in the shop as well? 

Happy Monday, and I hope everyone is off to a great start of the week!