I really thought that Merino came only in white, but look at this. The colors are deep to pale ashy greys and tans and browns. I can't decide what I'm going to do with it. Maybe send half with Sonata's brown fleece to Stonehedge to be make into yarn. I have 5 pounds and 5 ounces. The rest I'm thinking will go to Zeilingers with some fawn fleece to be made into roving.
Since becoming part of Ravelry, I am learning that many knitters really don't like to use pure alpaca. They want more memory and bounce, so I'm trying to provide them with it. Speaking of Ravelry, I found out how to feature my yarn to sell so have spent several hours today getting that organized. For you Ravelriers, I'm Maple there, and my yarn is NorthStarAlpacas (all written together like that)