Here in the eastern US, it's spring and the azalea bushes have burst into mulitcolor blossoms. Using a base of palest pink Colonial wool, I applied stripes of deep peach, white, rosy burgundy, buttery yellow and fuchsia, hid a generous handful of pinky-plum angelina in the batt, then layered just a bit of deep green--because every blooming azalea has those pine green leaves peaking out from behind the blooms.
Soft enough for next-to-the-skin wear and sparkly enough for a special occasion. Spin up several batts and make yourself a fabulous spring shawl or wrap!
My fiber comes from a smoke-free home with a cat in residence. While he does not sleep on or near my fiber, his hairs DO manage to drift into the strangest places.