This is hand dyed yarn from my own children's sweatshop in the Frigid North.
Dyed with all the fervor of a toddler's artistic expression, it has a lovely sheen of pale blue/green and aqua that can self-stripe, depending on the width of the project.
The alpaca fiber in the yarn is unbelievably soft, and the merino adds that bit of sturdiness needed to make a long-wearing set of socks. Best yet, it can be machine washed in cold water (although I'd recommend letting them air-dry).
This would make an excellent gift for that knitter/crocheter in your life.
Or better yet, buy it for yourself and you could consider it $18 worth of personal therapy that can last for years.
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