My birthday just went by – featuring tons of cake and love from my dear non-knitting and knitting friends.

One specific birthday pressie was from my dear friend Lisbeth – a skein of Bugga! from the Sanguine Gryphon!

A skein she had just traded a skein of Wollmeise for – and a skein I thought she would not part from in any case whatsoever. Lovely 70/20/10 merino/cashmere/nylon – perfect for warm warm socks, or something else, like wrist warmers or a hat.

I have been dreaming of this yarn for a while, and I am so happy to receive this skein! Even though it’s pretty purple-ish (and everyone who knows me well knows I am an official “purple-hater”), I love the colors big time. Perhaps I am learning to love purple?