Look at this skein of gorgeousness.
It’s Jillybean, which I discovered yesterday is made near where I live! I’ve admired it loads of times in my LYS and bought it a couple of times as gifts. But it happens I’ve never knitted with it myself. Anyway I happened to be in Marmalade Yarns yesterday when the owner received a sack of yarn to sell – and she invited me to have a look at it in her back room when she unpacked it. (Well paw it and squish it and oooh at it really!) There were some gorgeous sludgy autumnal colours and some with a sparkle in it. Apart from the gorgeous green there was a fabulous brown and grey skein. Sounds hideous but it was a brilliant neutral. I resisted but I couldn’t resist this. Look at the colours!
This is destined to be knitted into the Travelling Woman shawl for myself. Hopefully in time for my Australia trip 😄
Also as of this morning I haven’t technically broken my yarn buying ban as I haven’t actually paid for it…. Yet. But later, I will have. I don’t care.