What is it? A big mess of yarn! It's actually several skeins of sport weight and novelty yarn all tangled up together. Why did I buy it? Good question!
I work at a discount store that sells lots of different things, including yarn from time to time. When I see a few tangled-up skeins in colors I like, I buy them. It's better than having them written off and thrown away. This is the biggest "mess" I've bought so far. It's going to take a lot of time and patience to untangle it, bit it'll be worth it!