Saturday when Anita came in to teach the beginning spinning class, she tossed me a hank of heaven. She brings in lots of examples of hand spun to show her students, and this was a new one. She plied a strand of hand spun wool with a some Rowan Kidsilk Aura. It was exquisite! I wish my photos had feel-o-vision so you could touch this too. She said it's VERY loosely plied - you're basically throwing the plies together onto the wheel. I seem to always forget about the possibility of plying your hand spun with a commercial yarn.
The brushed mohair of the Kidsilk Aura lends a bit of halo that gets tempered by the smooth ply. I really liked it!