4 ounces of Merino/Superwash Merino/Tussah Silk top, 40/40/20, in Three Waters Farm color way Tree Greens.
Merino occupies one of the most exalted places in the fiber world. Merino is a long stapled fiber with exuberant bounce and memory. This roving blends both merino and superwash merino with silk to maximize the range of color from one dyepot. Both the superwash and the silk enhance the sheen in this blend: the silk also adds strength.
Tolkiens Description of Legolas:
He was tall as a young tree, lithe, immensely strong, able swiftly to draw a great war-bow and shoot down a Nazgul, endowed with the tremendous vitality of Elvish bodies, so hard and resistant to hurt that he went only in light shoes over rock or through snow, the most tireless of all the Fellowship
The Book of Lost Tales, II, The History of Eriol or Aelfwine, Ballantine Books, 1992, p.333