What you see below are my yarn purchases from the knitting retreat last weekend. I was able to closely inspect items that had been knitted from each of them while I was there. That often times will seal the deal for me.
This lovely skein of hand dyed superwash merino is destined to become an infinity cowl. I had a hard time choosing between the periwinkle and a bright green/gold tone but eventually was won over by the amount of variation in this colorway.
I picked the cake below for the slow transition between 3 main colors. Oh and the color name is "summer morning". Perfect for wearing to the farmers market. Not that I would ever purchase something for the name alone. I would never do that.
Finally, are the 5 balls of Rowan felted tweed. It's a merino and alpaca blend. You might think it's gray, but there are some subtle bits of camel and indigo in there as well.
I have worked all these new yarns into my project queue. I have no idea when I will get started on them. What I do know, is that right now I am deriving an equal amount of pleasure looking at the yarn and thinking about knitting with it as I am likely to get once I actually start working with it.