I got some truly BEAUTIFUL yarn in the mail yesterday.
It's a skein of laceweight 100% wool from Wintechog Hill Farm in North Stonington, Connecticut. I received it as a prize from Sandi (Sandispins on Ravelry), because I was one of the readers in the Jane Austen Book Club readalong/knitalong on Ravelry.
The colors are so gorgeously vibrant. The colorway is called "Brilliant", and it lives up to that name. It's a variegated mix of blue and turquoise, and the variegation is nice and subtle. I think it will look killer in lace. There's 266 yards in this skein, so I'll probably go for a scarf. The texture of the yarn is 2-ply, with just a little bit of fuzz.
To add to her already generous gift, Sandi also included in my package 2 ounces of "Rock Us roving blend". It's 60% Coopworth Hoggett wool, 40% Shetland Hoggett wool from Wintechog Hill Farm, and a little sparkling angelina. The color is called "Paradice City Green", which is a beautiful pale heathered mix of green, turquoise, yellow and brown, along with just a little sparkle.
Thank you so much Sandi!
The Jane Austen Book Club group is great. I read Pride and Prejudice with them. It was my first time reading, and they helped me notice a lot of things in reading the book I never would have noticed alone. If you're looking for a nice read-along/KAL, at a leisurely pace, give them a look. They just started Mansfield Park. I'll be hopping back in when they do Emma in the summer.