I spin. It is the most pleasantly relaxing thing in the world. In the picture I'm spinning cotton. Wool is much easier to spin. The sock I'm knitting is alpaca/wool. I'm knitting Gus. Gus is the honey-brown alpaca whose fiber I spun up and whose fiber is being turned into a sock. I got to meet Gus on the best homeschool field trip ever! We actually went down and visited an alpaca farm. Alpaca are insanely cute animals. With their big eyes and long eyelashes they look like they were invented by Disney. After meeting Gus I had to spin up some of his fiber and the socks I'm knitting are going to be the end result of that field trip.