I traded with Valerie back in the Fall, I sent her some Taos fiber, she picked something from Rhinebeck. I sent her alpaca-silk, and she sent me this Shetland-Icelandic-Cormo blend.
Navajo-plied, 8 oz., two good sized skeins of worsted weight yarn.
Lovely, lovely color. Texture is pretty much Lopi-esque. It's interesting, while spinning it, I could tell when I hit a little fluffy bit of unblended Shetland or Cormo, and where it was blended with the Thel of the Icelandic, which gives it the Lopi-texture and the hairy factor
Very enjoyable to spin, and a very nice end yarn. It won't be great for next to the skin, but will be great for a myriad of other projects. End verdict: good! Just go into it knowing what type of wool you're spinning, and you'll love it.
Telebear: "Cat 48, Store in Freezer".
I couldn't resist taking this picture when I noticed the sign on the box. Of course he jumped in the box as soon as I brought it in, but it wasn't til a while later I noticed the sticker (and no, Cat 48 is not going in the freezer!).