Humphrey's Handmade got it's start selling knitted and crocheted hats. Our Men's Watchcap (stretchy and ribbed knit) was one of our best sellers at that time and I've contemplated placing a few up for sale at the end of this year as a special edition item. That being said, since I have started knitting again I have also become curious about yarn spinning.
Buying commercial yarn of premium quality can be expensive. Merino yarn is one of the best wools (in my opinion) to work with, but it can be pricey. If you want to work on a project with specific color stories it can be difficult to find the specific type of yarn to suit your needs. Etsy can be helpful for unique yarn, but again, it's expensive. I have no issues with the price since handpainted and homespun yarn takes a lot of work, but I can't help but wonder how difficult it would be to spin the specific colorways I would need for projects that I have in mind.
I will keep everyone posted on my homespun journey!
If looking to spin yourself, here are a few products that can start you out. I've also included a few helpful videos below that I have watched a few times and will reference as I start my journey.
Drop Spindle: https://amzn.to/3EPqPyt