More yarn arrived.
Gloss fingering weight yarn, 70% merino and 30% silk, in Burgundy
Alpaca Cloud lace weight yarn, 100% alpaca, in Iris Heather
Shadow lace weight 100% merino in Vineyard and Sunset Heathers
I balled up four skeins of the Burgandy. This may sound weird, but it smells good. I think it's the silk.
I love my ball winder.
I cast on and knit a swatch.
Kimono Shawl from Cheryl Oberle's Folk Shawls. If this looks familiar, that's because I tried it once already in a different yarn - only to realize I did not have near enough of the gray alpaca to make a shawl.
I knit the upper half in US size 6 needles, the lower half in US size 5 needles. I'm not sure I can see the difference, but I'd love opinions on which size needles to use.