I know we say this in jest, but I realized yesterday that I have all four major fiber groups on my spindles at the moment, and so I truly am spinning all the things. From right to left, above: pure wool (Targhee), wool/alpaca/silk blend, merino/bamboo/silk blend, tussah silk (white and rust red), and flax, with cotton in the foreground.
I don't know how I got into this melée, having so many highly different things on. The cotton I've been spinning for some time, accumulating enough to weave.
The silk I rediscovered because Sara Lamb was in town, talking it up. This made me pick up the tussah again, which seems to be my favorite silk type. It's good for carrying around on walks and day trips.
And the Targhee I've been spinning for backstrap warp, as well. It's been a long, slow accumulation of various colors, currently a beautiful deep red from Yarn Hollow. It also goes out and about with me, seen here on the ferry.
I suppose it keeps me nimble, hopping from one fiber to another. They are all immense fun, and constant learning is going on. That's what this fiber dance is all about, right?