Ok, so mentioned this on Ravelry (to my peeps), but it bears repeating:
I love Elizabeth Zimmermann.
I recently bought two of her books, The Opinionated Knitter and The Knitter's Almanac Commemorative Edition when KnitPicks had them on a deep discount for their February book sale. They arrived about a week ago and my brain has been completely blindsided by the awesomeness. Holy crap. I'm getting the shivers, just thinking about how awesome these books are. For reals. Go and buy them now.
Also, I bought some yarn. You have to understand something about this yarn, before I show it to you. I have been lusting after this particular yarn in this particular colour for over a year. Jenny posted it in January of 2011 (second photo from the top) and when I saw it, I fainted and then, when I regained consciousness, I fainted again.
We were talking about yarn/pattern obsessions on Ravelry and I remembered it and posted it and then smacked myself in the head for not just buying it already and then I went and found it online and paid for it and waited an eternity for it to arrive and then fell on the parcel like a pack of rabid hyenas when it arrived.
And then I fainted. And then I fainted again.
The wool is so smooth and even that it almost feels like silk. And I think this yarn contains every single one of my favourite colours ever and I am totally in love with it. In kind of an illogical and irrational way.
Oh crap, what am I going to make with it?