Total eye candy!
Someday I'm going to knit some of this lace. In the meantime, I will enjoy browsing this book over and over again until I can't stand it anymore and something jumps on my needles.
My Christmas list contained a request for CIC yarn, and I got it.
Mom bought two skeins of red worsted weight Paton's merino, perfect for CIC socks or a toddler size gansey or something else.
There's a skein of gray Paton's merino in my CIC stash. I'm thinking maybe a two tone sweater. But it's way too early to commit this yarn to a project. I'm having too much fun thinking about it.
More CIC yarn from Idaho. Ella Rae classic wool from Romania.
I've never heard of this yarn before. It's worsted weight and appears to be perfect for CIC socks. And I have 100 grams of four different colors so I won't get bored.
The Coeur d'Alene yarn shop where Son John bought Opal for past Christmas gifts went out of business. The new Coeur d'Alene yarn shop doesn't sell Opal, but I'm not disappointed at all with this Austermann Step.
The Post-it in John's handwriting says, "It's not Opal, but I was assured you would like it if you like Opal."
Right! Smart yarn shop lady! I love it and plan on using it for my birthday socks (for me) in January.