Biscotte and Cie's Boréale. If you look close enough, it has a thin thread of metallic fibre called Stellina spun together with the merino. Yum. I have no clue if this wool is going to be a pair of socks or a shawl. Yes. It screams "impulse purchase". And yes. I purchased two skeins.
Holey Square Shawl by Marianne Sigg.
Both of these yarns came from the Twist Fibre Festival in Saint-André-Avellin, Québec. We're marking the calendar for next year's festival.
Oh look! A sunset!
Getting back to wooly matters, the Viajante I spent nearly two weeks knitting, was frogged:
Boxy and Buttony, and the deal was sealed. Here's my progress, after nearly 4 weeks' worth of re-knitting:
And speaking of end in sight, I finally finished my Scarfigan. This wool has been to knitting hell and back, having been knit and now re-knit:
Joseph Galler's Peruvian Tweed in colour 113, if you need the salient details. Pictures don't do justice to the three plies of wool. This might be the softest yarn I have ever knit with, and re-knitting it wasn't even such a chore. That of course can be said now that the project is finished. There will be more Joseph Galler in my future.
Because I'm a spineless, guileless wool-hoarder, I came home with more yarn last week:
Evelyn by Wei S. Leong, another free Ravelry pattern. There was a sample cowl knit up in my local yarn store, and it was totally wearable. Perfect for taking the chill off a cold morning. I hate nothing more than a cold neck and cold feet, which is why I had to buy more sock yarn, too:
As the days get markedly shorter, and the nights get colder, my needles are suddenly in over-drive. Like a squirrel stashing away acorns, I'm busy warding off the cold with more wool...