So the first thing I found out (and of course you all know this already but I didn't) was that there is a series of thread weights and the spools are colour coded. Starting from the left, grey is 28wt, green is 40wt, orange is 50wt and red is 12wt which comes in cotton or wool. I'm going to try these different threads out one by one using them for different purposes and projects and will start with the orange 50wt. Here four different spools are modelling in front of my chubby dresden block which will shortly be a new LQ tute. I sure do love a chubby dresden. There's a sentence you don't hear every day of the week.
One thing to add here is that, like for Kona and Moda Bella solids, Aurifil make colour cards, one each for the cotton and wool threads. I cannot imagine life before my Kona, Moda Bella and Aurifil colour cards. Again, not a sentence you hear every day of the week. Here is Britain's next top model demonstrating that the Aurifil cotton colour card is nearly as big as a small child - who is not yet dressed, hasn't done her teeth, hasn't had her breakfast and is probably now watching tv and doing Hama beads but then it is the weekend.
And one sneaky little final question for anyone who has read this far, if I could get my grubby hands on some Aurifil for you, would you prefer one big prize where on person wins something outrageously wonderful like the Aurifil suitcase (I'm making no promises here about what I might be able to persuade Aurifil to let me give you!) or several smaller prizes so we have several winners. BTW, If you haven't seen the Aurifil suitcase, take a peek at this: