In general, I would rather spin on the wheel, but I suppose it was inevitable- spend enough time teaching excited young girls to drop spin (and write a book where spinning is featured heavily), and you're going to pick up a spindle again.
Happens that I have a few to choose from.
Hatchtown Kaari, a little spindle (it's not even 8" long) that is perfect for using while sitting in my chair. I remember being on a waiting list for a long time for that one. The yarn will probably be a light sportweight, once it's plied (and for that, I might dig out the wheel- plying with a spindle is a pain. Not so much for the plying, but for the spindle wrangling because I usually don't wind the yarn onto anything else, I always try to ply directly from them. Many bad words ensue).
I don't have anything in mind for this yarn, I'm mostly spinning for the pleasure of spinning. I have 4 ozs of the blend, which will be enough for socks, or a hat and mittens. Or just for pretty yarn to look at.
Shelridge Farm, it's soft touch Heather (wool and nylon). I bought it at the '09 Sock Summit, so the colorway (09-011) is probably no longer available. The middle pair is knit from leftover yarns. The sock yarn on the right is Yarn Love Juliet, wool/nylon, colorway: Tutu. I love love love this colorway, and I love how the texture shows on these socks (K 6 rnds, next rnd: *YO, K 2 tog*). I will probably finish this pair on the way to Michigan on Sunday.
Speaking of which- we leave on Sunday. I teach Wednesday and Friday, and I am very excited for my first trip to the Michigan Fiber Festival (link on upper right of main blog page).
p.s. The print in the top picture was done by my son Curt- it's one of my absolute favorites. That was our barn, before a tornado blew it down (well, the twister blew it to the side and it wasn't reparable).