There is no yarn so beautiful as hand spun, especially hand painted, hand spun. I myself very rarely spin, and the result isn't usually very pretty, but thankfully my mom is a wonderful spinner. And, thankfully, is always happy to spin up samples of roving I have dyed. She says that she is unhappy with how lumpy these samples came out, but I think they are beautiful. These little sample skeins aren't big enough to knit anything out of but they are beautiful to look at and touch.