I thought it was lovely too - it's yarn I found at an LYS in Port Townsend WA while I was visiting one of my daughters. The shop is called Bazaar Girls Yarn Shop & Fibre Emporium; they carry a wide variety of locally spun and dyed yarns and this yarn is one of those so it's not a national brand.
Note: In the class, we learned that yarn is a wonderful example of a special spinning technique called fractal spinning.
What are you making with the yarn?
I'm making hand-warmers, from the Tussie-Mussie Arm Warmers pattern by Yumiko Alexander, found in Interweave Crochet Accessories 2011 magazine.
I did have to make a modification to the pattern to get the colors to work. Because the color repeats are so long, I could tell I wasn't going to like the result if I made continuous motifs like the pattern was written. So I am making each motif separately and then will join them together in a color sequence that I like.
I know, it is a very unusual pattern, Let me show you how the construction works. The warmers are for my daughter but my hand is close enough in size to hers that I can be the model.
Joan, this is a wonderful example of using variegated yarns, we can't wait to see the finished result!