Last summer, I got a wild crush on a skein of yarn called Archangel. I've had crushes before, and I try to be careful not to indulge all my crushes. This particular skein was a super-bulky Malabrigo Rasta yarn, and I really didn't have any need or excuse to buy a super-bulky skein. I admired the skein online, but didn't buy.
When December rolled around and my crush on this yarn remained undiminished, I decided it had earned itself some validity and could be purchased. I even realised that Malabrigo carries colourways across the bases, and I could purchase Archangel in other bases, too. But the photo that entranced me the most remained the super-bulky Rasta.
I did order, and got Archangel in Rasta, as well as a worsted skein in Rios. It's prettiest in Rasta, but the other skein is a beauty on its own.
I mentioned earlier that it's hard to find good grapey-purple yarn. So I just had to get that "Eggplanty" by Alisha Goes Around. Plus some sock needles, of course. My knitpicks size ones and twos have all broken in the cable.
Let's just take a closer look at that archangel, shall we?
The only thing that's stopping me from casting on is that I have lots of things in progress that are for other people.
I think it's love.