Last November I purchased a few pounds of mill end roving from TheSheepShedStudio.com which I spun last winter. The wool is a lot sturdier and with a longer staple length than the merino I first tried, but still soft enough to wear. I love how black & white striped roving spins into a lovely dark gray. Though it looks like a cabled yarn, it's a 2-ply. The barber pole effect in the single gives the plied yarn the cabled look. This yarn is a bulky, which I'll probably knit into a hat someday.