Which isn't to say that I don't have sock yarn around. Not much, really, maybe a total of eight or ten skeins' worth. And finally, just this week, I have found a real use for sock yarn - plying it with my handspun!
Behold! Here we have some multicolor roving (probably Ashland Bay merino, but I don't really know), perched atop a cake of pencil roving.
Here we have the roving in its awkward-yet-oddly-graceful floofed-out state - its teenage years, so to speak.
And here we have the floofiness in its adult stage - a single plied with some pink Patons Kroy sock yarn, at least until the pink ran out, whereupon I switched to a heathery medium purple Kroy.
I see more sock yarn in my future.
I love it. I love it so much I couldn't wait for it to dry before I showed it off - this is still wet from the post-spinning bath.