It's a chain construction yarn instead of a twist and it's a different feel than any other yarn I've bought before. It isn't smooth and soft, but it isn't rough and scratchy either.
The colour is rich, fully saturated and beautiful. I am really happy with it.
I knit up a swatch to see how it behaves and I must say, it is very springy and much nicer knit up than in the ball. I am really happy about this yarn. I am most happy that there is enough of it, at a price I can afford, to make this. Scroll down a bit to the pictures. I'm going to jump in the sweater pool, head first.
I was a little nervous about buying on eBay since the Mr. has had three purchases not show up and one show up in used condition even though it was listed as new. This store owner shipped next day and it made it here in 10 working days. Her shipping rates were really good too. I've noticed some sellers really inflate their charges when compared to actual charges (I always allow for having to buy the packaging and insurance too) and the charges were right on par with actual costs.
Girly set up some of her toys for a photo shoot. She says she wants to take pictures of stuff just like Mama.
Edited to Add: I think I've fixed the pictures now. Thanks for the heads up.