One of my favorite fiber is silk. Silk in any form: top, sliver, cap. Dyed, or natural. I love the way it spins, the luster, the feel. But I usually spin it on a drop. With a drop I have more control and I'm always afraid that if the thread breaks and gets sucked up on the bobbin and Ican't find the end, then what do I do? OK there are some tricks you can use to try and find the end, but what if they don't work? Nevertheless, I decided it was time to move up to "big girl" status and use the wheel. So in went "Casino Royale" (with Daniel Craig - heart be still) and I sat down and relaxed.
The silk I decided to play with is 100% Bombyx Combed Top that Roberta brought me back when she was at SOAR. She got it from Royale Hare and the color is Pacific Garnet - HEY!! Royale Hare - Casino Royale. And January is my birth month - the stone is Garnet!!! This silk was meant for me to have!!!
Another skein Roberta got me was a wool / silk blend from Lambspun.com. It is 95% Merino and 5% silk. The color is called Bonsai Pine (I love greens).