I'm still recovering from travelling last weekend (and hardly thinking yet about this weekend), but at the same time I'm itching to break into winding & knitting a new yarn acquisition. A friend at work travelled to the Shetland Islands recently, and brought me the sixteen hanks of yarn above as well as six balls of three neutral colors. Gorgeous, isn't it??? All of it is Spindrift, though only one of the hanks above came labelled with color number and dye lot. The variations between colors are so subtle that I really thought that there were multiples of several of them, but once I took them out of the package there don't seem to be any duplicates.
Must finish my class swatch before I start swatching with these . . . but it's going to be tough!