This is a red alpaca-wool blend I have had in the stash for years. I now realize why I haven't used it. I hate it. It is oily and full of white hairs that are getting all over me, and I swear I'm allergic to it - I have had a tickle in my throat all afternoon. To Goodwill it goes. Does this mean I can buy something nicer to substitute for it? I think it does - something is leaving the stash, something new can come in. That's my rationalization and I'm sticking to it.