They're kind of funky and fun and cool to knit... they'll be interesting to wear!
This yarn is a souvenir from our trip to Williamsburg. It is the essence of locally produced yarn. The label reads:
Hand Spun Yarn
Made in the Weave Room of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Colonial Williamsburg Leicester Long Wool Sheep
Hand Dyed with Madder Root
Grown in the Wythe House Garden
It's kind of coarse, and maybe a heavy fingering weight... I was thinking a table scarf or something. Something square and lacy and special, as befits a lovely completely handcrafted yarn in a vibrant, beautiful color.
I'd like to add that it was dyed by this nice lady who also taught me how to spin with a drop spindle on my 33rd, I mean 27th, birthday. I had a really good time and I suspect that a spinning wheel will be inhabiting a corner of my home in the near future.