A lovely friend gave me some lovely yarn while I was in LA, and even though there was a ton of it I managed to do some magic packing and not have to check a bag! They were hand offs from her mom, who used to weave, but now is a Buddhist monk. (I don’t know whether those are actually mutually exclusive or just non sequiturs…) You can see close ups on my Ravelry page. I got involved early enough that my user name is just “ellie” so look me up 🙂
I also bought some yarn at the weaving conference. The green bamboo will be napkins for a friend’s belated wedding present and the multi-colored tencel will be a shawl for me.