Two of my friends from Colorado are visiting right now, and they brought me this gorgeous, huge, luminous handpainted skein from one of my favourite stores, Textiles A Mano. I miss it very much, and am hoping that Laura will send me some freshly dyed worsted weight soon. The all over cabled sweater in my Sweaters album was made with one of her yarns La Paz and it’s very durable, soft and doesn’t pill, even after regular wear. This new skein is 1750 yards of superfine merino, it’s sofffffft and I love the shades. The colour on my monitor is pretty accurate. It’s laceweight, but not as thin as the Malabrigo laceweight; closer to fingering, really. I am so tempted to put everything aside and start on something with it. I’m thinking a biggish lace-scarf, a cabled hat and a pair of mittens or gloves. I don’t want to complicated lacework with it because the shades are too variegated for that. Any other suggestions or patterns? Ideas welcome.