There is yarn that is special because of how much it cost or it's color or it's texture. There is yarn that stands out that was bought for a special project or a special person. And then there is yarn that is significant because of the circumstances underwhich it was bought. This yarn was bought while shopping with a very special friend who came all the way to Boston from the left coast. I "met" Allison http://www.resipsaknit.blogspot.com/ through the International Tote Exchange and we've had a great time e-mailing ever since. It's like the pen pal you had when you were a kid -- only I got to actually meet her. Of course I "had" to take her on a yarn shop tour. Of course yarn "had" to be bought. It's nice to spend time with someone who really "gets it" when it comes to knitting.
This is Cascade for felted bowls and Debbie Bliss Cotton for a baby hat.