I'm so excited!
I'm not going to get to knit with any of it for ages and ages but who cares? When I do finally get time to work on my clever vest, I'll have all the right yarn for it. Though it turns out that I was able to find such a fabulous variegated match for the semi-solid yarn I was hoarding for said vest that it can be a cardi, and the variegated yarn I thought might be a hat got matched up with a plummy solid and can now be the vest in its place.
Never mind all that, what you really want are pictures, right?
This is what I was working with - the Torte colourway from Twisted Fiber Art:
and this is what I got to match it, from The Black Lamb:
The colours don't show as perfectly here as in person but trust me, the brown patches at the bottom of the skeins is as close a match as you could dream of for the Torte. And it's soooo soft! along with everything else I found at The Black Lamb. Of which there was quite a lot, but more on that another day.
This is the Valkyrie colourway from Twisted Fiber Art I've been longing to pair with something solid:
and the Elitespun merino superwash that will stretch it out to vestlike proportions:
Again, not showing up so well but a perfect match. I was planning to go to another big yarn fest next weekend but now I don't have to, and I suspect it would be rather more sensible financially if I did not.
In other news, I bought two sizes of, um, sock-friendly dpns. And a drop spindle. Heaven help me.