Fibre Space not only because I haven't been in months, but because I had a very generous gift certificate to use. I paced around the store, scrolling through my Ravelry projects and favorites trying to find something. There were so many things I loved at the store, but nothing that I was madly in love with. And then I stumbled over to a shelf that I hadn't walked by eight times already and grabbed a hank of Swans Island organic merino/alpaca fingering in oatmeal. I squished it between my hands. It was nice. I held it up to my cheek. It was nicer. It's a perfectly composed, super soft and light 3-ply with just the gentlest touch of fuzz.
Then, out of the corner of my eye I spied The Perfect Shade of Orange. Super saturated orangey-red madelinetosh merino light in tomato. It was magical. So I grabbed my new friends, some needles I needed, and a hank of Stonehedge Shepherd's Wool in a nice charcoal for a dude I know. While I don't really need any more knitting projects, because there are so many already staring at me from their basket, I couldn't resist these colors. I'm hoping that the project, blackcurrant shawl from Veera Välimäki, will be a longer alternative to standard shawls. We'll see how it goes.