I bought yarn
...but I didn't buy very much of it! These are plenty different in fiber content, but awfully similar in color, don't you think? The intended purpose is pretty much the same for both hanks, too.
On the left is Shantung Silk from Autumn House Farm in the color called "agate." It will become a shawl with an AHF pattern that I purchased -- as soon as I can get my hands on some 19US needles (yikes!), I'm not sure I have any that size.
On the right is Macero from Brooks Farm Yarn, a superwash wool-viscose-silk blend that is also destined to be a shawl with a BFY free pattern (pdf). Big surprise, huh? There may be enough to also make a scarf.
There's a teeny tiny bit more -- some mittens to knit, some mittens to share -- but I'm a bit distracted this morning. There was a Vicki/Saturn sandwich on the highway during the morning commute. I'm fine, they're fine, we're all fine -- and besides a bent tail pipe on the vehicle in front of me, the other two cars suffered only scratches and are fine -- but my car is not so fine. It can be driven -- well, let's say I drove it to work, since it wasn't that far -- but it's got scratches and broken stuff and a chunk missing and bends in parts that aren't really bendy. I have an appointment with the drive-through claims adjuster tomorrow morning -- Yes, I'd like an Egg McM*ffin with that -- and we'll just have to see. The guys at work thought $2K, easy. I'm not sure my car is worth a whole bunch more than that.