I finished spinning the Iris Merino and Silk and got it all plied and washed yesterday. I ended up with 590 yards, which should be plenty for the Flower Basket Shawl (I said Flower Garden, I meant Flower Basket - I blog in an uncaffeinated state - you guys should appreciate that I even use full sentences). The color in yesterday's post is truer to the actual yarn, for some reason it looks more blue in today's photo than it really is. I've wanted to do the Flower Basket Shawl for a while now (actually ever since it was published - IK Fall 2004) but I haven't had the perfect yarn and I wasn't sure what color to use. This yarn just seems perfect for it. It should knit up as V shaped stripes, but since the colors are soft and blend together and the lace pattern is simple and repetitive, I think it will be a good combination.