I picked up 4 ounces of merino wool / silk (80/20) at Madrona a couple months ago, in a color I never work with: orange. It’s not construction-cone orange, it’s more on the salmon side and if you look closely there are bits of yellow. The overall effect is a cheerful, sunny colorway that was fun to spin. I tried to keep the twist loose and light, since I have a tendency to over-spin.
I ended up with 169 yards of two-ply, heavy worsted / light bulky yarn (I haven’t pulled out the gauge meter yet). It’s thick and squishy, and has just a bit of sheen from the silk. Now I need to decide what to knit with it – I’m thinking a hat, but one with texture. Maybe the Wurm?