Handspun yarn. Wool, silk and mohair -- an undetermined amount of each in all three skeins. The silk is what gives the 'wet' sheen.
The Orange Creamcicle is 106 yards thick-and-thin 2-ply. The Zebras, together, total 181 yards thick-and-thin 2-ply (larger is 106, smaller is 75).
All yarn is spun and plied on the drop spindle you see at the very top -- it was constructed from scraps found in the sculpture studio by my friend Chris. The whorl (round bit at the bottom) was a bit of scrap wood left over from a project, sanded and balanced. The dowel is actually a rod from the back of a rocking chair and the hook was made from a piece of metal rod lying about.
Anyone have a nifty word, phrase or item that can be made into my next skein?