Yarn at Last

It's been remarked that I've been *somewhat* on edge while I waited for yarn to arrive.  And by *somewhat*, they meant that I was chewing the table legs.  What can I say? The heart wants what the heart wants.  And in my case, it's string.  Specifically, This String:

It's Rauma Strikkegarn, from Norway, via the Yarn Guys.  Yep!  I'm starting the sample Fanakofte for my Stars and Stripes class!  And this is a particularly virulent case of start-itis.  I haven't knitted a stranded colorwork sweater in at least a year and a half: Much, much, too long for me.

And I *may* have anticipated the need for applied trims in this project.  Anticipated, yes, but not actually decided on one.  In a rare moment of clarity, I pulled the trigger on an entire collection, knowing I will use them all at some point.  Really.  I will.  Look HERE for yours.

And with that, it's time to get going.  Start your engines!