This morning, the mail brought me four skeins of Handpainted Yarn. My favorite is Peridoto, pictured above between Lace Wing Elfette and Laines du Nord Kiddy Print 582 mohair. As mentioned previously in this space, Handpainted Yarns, from http://www.handpaintedyarns.com/ is a more reasonably priced Uruguayan merino product that stacks up nicely against the pricier Malabrigo and Manos del Uruguay. Two-ply machine washable fingering Lace Wing seems like a splurge for the frugal knitter, but its colors are exquisite and http://www.littleknits.com/ sells 546 yards for U$ 18. I plan to mix the merino with mohair to make knucks, shawl and scarves which I will pass on to good friends.