I am amazed at the visual and physical texture the noil gives to the yarn. It's gorgeous. Once again I ran over to the yarn store with my sample for a critique. Maggie said it's very nice and I should be very happy with it. And that my spinning is very regular. Maybe I will enter a skein of it at Estes.
The picture doesn't do justice to the colors - the merino is deep black and the noil is bright white.