Surely the best kind of housewarming present? Yup we made it safely into the new house; I used the only area of floor in the house not covered with boxes to take a picture of the new yarn in my life:
(Click on that last one to view it in a larger format - totally worth it!)
This is Piece of Beauty Bluefaced Leicester 3 ply sock yarn in the colourway Cuban Rose. It's for my Sockapalooza socks, my pal said she likes pinks and reds (there's a bit of both in here) and would be grateful for superwash (which this yarn is) so I think I've fulfilled my brief quite well. I'm also pleased that this is yarn from the UK (Scotland to be precise), I eschewed the Colinette in the end as I decided I wasn't 100% sure about the colourway, and this is more likely to be a yarn that is new and special to my sock pal. I hope she will like it, I just have to choose a pattern now. Cable Twist or Seduction socks? I'm erring towards seduction socks at the moment, I think the delicate pattern will fit this beautiful yarn.