The colors are... Well, my sister saw it on the counter when I was paying and asked, "You're...? Uh... Really?" But I said, "I know it's the fugliest of the fug but I've seen nasty fiber spin up into the prettiest yarn. You can't tell what it's going to look like by what it looks like now."
But I got the sinking feeling in my stomach when I unraveled it all. Oh, the fugliness of it:
Some of the color combinations aren't that bad in and of themselves but I thought things like, "What's that blue doing in there? What's with all the red? What's with the pink and minty green?"
I spun and the singles looked like:
Christmas. It looks like Christmas. Holly and evergreen and candy canes. Oh, the fugliness of it.
Determined to see this thing through to the end, I plied the two singles I spun and got:
It looks more like Easter to me now, rather than Christmas. I am going to make an earflap hat and see what happens.
I did some research on the fiber. Turns out it's not really meant for spinning (whoops), rather for felting. It's pencil roving by Zitron (which practically spun itself) for Skacel Artfelt. I see. I will say, though, that the merino is crazy soft and lofty. The finished yarn is VERY sqwooshy.