The yarn has arrived. And, wow. I am so, so in love–it was worth waiting for (which I knew since I picked it out, but still.) And now, to finish 1.5 socks (I have 1/2 of a sock from Mama-E’s Seasock Seaweed yarn, and then the other pink/grey Claudia’s to finish) until I can cast on for the sweater!

First up is Handmaiden Mini-maiden (50% wool, 50% silk 500 yds)

The the sockapalooooza sock yarn in a true red:

And the yarn for the sweater

It is a blue with grey (or grey with blue), with spots of a rust color. I love it. It is 55% wool 45% alpaca (I think…)–so soft and warm. I have 3 huge skeins of it!