I bought some merino/alpaca/silk blend from an Aussie Ebay seller (Highland Cottage Crafts, if you need a little enabling :-)) and it only took a week to get here. I started spinning it yesterday and it is beeeyootiful! I have 150gms and I'm spinning it really thin because my plan is to design and make a Shetland style shawl with it. There are lots of pics following some with flash and some without. I know that the colours would be more distinct if I spun it a bit thicker but I like it like this. Its sort of heathery and it will knit up nicely as a shawl I think. Hope. :-)
flash - pencil for scale
no flash - sorry for the blurriness I was a bit precariously balanced!
flash but taken close to the window so the colour is actually the closest to the real thing. I don't need to tell you how pleased I am with the thinness and relatively even spinning do I? :-)
I also had a major ooops! of the spending kind yesterday involving an inkle loom, yarn and books. Gory details to follow once the goods arrive! :-)