I have done a bit of hand spinning recently after I bought a lovely wooden Ashford drop spindle. I must say it is very relaxing and I'm finally getting the hang of it. I love it.
This orangey/red one was my first attempt! I used pre-coloured merino for this one.
This was blue faced leicester I think, lovely and soft.
This autumnal coloured one is massam wool. I dyed this wool before I spun it. It was nice to spin but a bit 'hairy' for my taste.
More hand-dyed massam in pinky/purply shades, this was my first attempt at plying to strands of spun yarn together. The colours are much more vibrant than this picture shows and I think it came out reasonably well.
At the moment I've got some Shetland wool on the go in lovely natural colours - it's gorgeous to work with.
Now, if I could just get my hands on a spinning wheel!