Today brought us flurries of snow and unseasonable cold, but we didn't mind a bit. You see, it also brought us a generous consignment of hand-dyed beauties from Coolree Yarns in County Wexford. The image above shows just a few colourways of the 50/50 merino/silk fingering. There's lots more in the shop, though - there's blues and greens and yellows, in the loveliest saturated tones. It's so hard to choose. A single skein is ample to make a shawl like Cladonia, which has become one of our favourites, or Holden, with its simple feather and fan edging. So if you're passing, make sure to drop in to see these gorgeous yarns in person, and keep an eye out here for even more Coolree delights. At some point this year, we'll be able to put away the thick knitted hats, the mittens and the superbulky jumpers. Honest. Till then, though, stay safe and warm.