Today I got my nine balls of this:
The color is actually pretty close, I think - it's maybe just a touch darker in the picture than in person.
Anyway. It's KnitPicks Andean Treasure 100% alpaca and it is so soft. I just want to pet it and pet it and pet it. And I can tell it's going to be warm. I have a good feeling about this.
(Why nine balls and not ten? I'm not going to do the fringe, that's why.)
I finished charting the pattern out. As soon as I stop being lazy, I'm going to contact the designer and ask if it's ok to post the chart. Or I'll send it to her and she can post it, whatever. But charted, it looks much less indimidating than written out. How did I survive so long without charts?
(By they way, if you want to make your own charts, this font is a handy thing to have.)
But. I MUST finish the gloves before I start this. I don't need to sleep, do I?
(Also, I'm doing NaNoWriMo this month, which really cuts into the knitting time. But I found out - although I still have to verify it - that LuLu.com is going to provide a free book to anyone who wins, so now I have even more motivation to finish. Whoo!)