I've been admiring the work of a few yarn artists. These people take wool from a sheep, sometimes having to prepare it first and then spin it into beautiful skeins. A lot of these artists are hand painting the yarn in beautiful mosaic colors. My friend at Knitting Dragonflies was happy to send me a couple youtube videos on drop spindles and give me some advice. She's in my blog list if you'd like to check her out. I am powerfully curious and I love making things from scratch.