I got a bright idea last night. I had come across some single ply black alpaca I'd spun several years ago just waiting for the right project. A couple of weeks ago at the Three Sisters Folk Art Guild, one of the ladies had a hat she'd knit of black, using a slightly variegated green in a fair isle pattern. It was so beautiful.
So, I was spinning away on some variegated fiber and had a brainwave that it would look great knit with the black alpaca. Here's what happened: