I was given this beautiful scarf for Christmas and haven't been able to wear it yet as the weather has been so mild, and the scarf is really warm. I has all sorts of textures woven into it plus little pleats here and there giving it a stretchy feel. The photograph hasn't reproduced the colours at all well as the light is poor today.
I also received a skein of what I, at first, thought to be some fibres for working on the embellisher. It turned out to be 50gm of mohair laceweight yarn - a blend of alpaca and silk. It didn't look like yarn in the skein and is so fine and soft and also beautifully warm. I have never knitted with such fine yarn and had to get used to it - it felt like knitting with cobwebs. Again, my photo hasn't done the colours justice - it has a delicate variation of sea blue/green with a hint of pale lilac. Very pretty.
I also received a very robust garden trowel which I haven't christened yet as the garden is so waterlogged. More rain today and a very poor light for any kind of art or craft work. Never mind, I am occupying myself by turning out cupboards and filling boxes to go to the charity shop. Not looking forward to the cupboard under the sink, or the larder. Who knows what horrifying sell by dates I will discover lurking at the back!