Art Yarn. Or possibly, Bob Yarn.
What do you get when you cross Shetland with Crosspatch?
Twice as much two-ply as you might have had, spinning them alone! I took the morning off to ply up these singles, and see what all the fuss is about with yarn that is intentionally bumpy, irregular and unpredictable.
I asked myself, "Would I buy this skein of yarn if I were just now seeing it for the first time?" And the answer is "I'm not sure. Is it on sale?"
But then I laid aside my smoothness prejudice ( I really like it when I know what size each stitch is going to be), and tried to embrace my inner spinner. She's only 2 years old, after all, and there is still a lot she has to explore about spinning.
I decided that I like the colors, especially the surprises of the odd bright blue or lavender speck. I think I dig it, as a skein, but I might like it less, once knitted. On the other hand, knitted yarn is so much different than skeined yarn that they are almost different species, so I really should suspend judgement.
There are going to be about 300 yards of this, once finished. Bigger brains than mine should suggest what to make with it...