Fellow Stitchin' Bint Scout is the fastest knitter I know. No sooner has she cast on than she seems to be casting off. I've yet to entice her into the world of spinning, so the perfect gift seems to be some handspun yarn.
This is the fluff; merino wool in dyed 'cheesecake', natural white and some tussah silk. It will make batts and fibre I call 'wheatfield', the same colour that I used for my recent shawl, but probably not spun quite as thin.
Here's the first ounce or so of single. I've carded about 8oz, so it'll take a few more evenings before it's plied.