I bought this yarn after seeing it in the new Knit Red book for the Lace Infinity Scarf. I have finished the scarf and I am covered with red fuzz. The yarn is pretty, but I will have to be very careful with what I wear it with. The yarn is also a bit splitty if you knit continental.
The new sock yarn from Lorna's Laces is just as yummy to knit as the Shepherd sock. It slides along on the needles, doesn't split and takes color well. "He who must not be named" makes a lovely pair of socks even if you aren't a Harry Potter fan. I chose it for the color!