It's 171 yards (2.4 oz) of handspun Merino wool. The tag calls it "red heather" but all I can think about when I look at it is a big glass of red wine. It's wonderfully soft and I'm itching to give it purpose. I'm leaning towards using it to make a lacy scarf. I really like the Juliet Scarf pattern (Ravelry link) that is featured in Knitting Little Luxuries: Beautiful Accessories to Knit, a book that may find it's way into my library this winter. (I have quite the list of books started to add to the library. YIKES!) Several of the comments on Ravelry point to this pattern as being a good choice for venturing into the lace world...which I find a bit scary, you know with all that stitch counting and all.
I'm curious dear knitters, if you had this yarn sitting in your stash, what would it inspire you to knit?