I made lots of things over this delightfully long 4-day weekend. My favorite is the evil-eye themed yarn seen above. I hand carded the wool into rolags (which as it turns out, work infinitely better for long draw than pseudo-rolags.) The lighter single was equal amounts of the blue merino wool blended with undyed coopworth. Beads were strung onto the blue single which was more even in diameter, and both were plied. I am a little worried about the larger beads weakening the overall strength of the yarn, so it will be an interesting experiment while I knit it up.