Originally uploaded by plainsight.

Now and Then, the little gift shop in Takoma Park where I teach knitting is dramatically expanding their yarn selection. The’ve recently added Malabrigo yarn–an ultra-soft merino hand-dyed in a cooperative in Uruguay. (They also recently got some great laceweight silk/mohair, and they’re awaiting a shipment of Nature’s Palette from Hand Jive.) A big shipment of Malabrigo arrived today of lots of new colors including this amazing brown called Marron Oscuro (on their web site it looks nothing like the actual skein) which I’m using to make a little cardi for a class I’m teaching there in October.

Pay no attention to the adorable Yak Pak in the background–because of course I need another bag like a hole in my head, so maybe a brownie snuck it into my house…