I have a sock on the needles right now, out of some handspun *something* I got from....the Woolery, I think. It was marked as a sock blend, I'm pretty sure it's all synthetic, and I think I remember "Bonkers" as being the supplier - but I don't remember. It was a stacked batt - the outer layers were deep red, the inner ones were blue, bronze, and green, with bits of yellow dropped in here and there.
UGLY doesn't cover it...I spun it up on the Joy to break it in, then shoved the resulting 2-ply in a drawer so I didn't have to look at it. Muddy, ucky, icky yarn. Blech.
I pulled it out earlier this week, because it was the only "sock" yarn I had ready to go, and I was in the mood to start a sock. WOW. Knit up, it looks NOTHING like the yarn or roving. It's coming out (on this sock, at least) as a nicely striped, autumn-type blend. Loverly!
I dug out the rest of the batt, sat at the AA, and spun it up. Bliss. It's neatly spun (a lot better than the ball I'm using!), it spun quickly, and still looks like mud. Can't wait to start on it! *g*
Must run - the sock is calling me...