and a not-so-close up:
And I won a prize. Ravelry is funded by advertisers and partners, mostly. The users run a donation prize give-away periodically. I donated in the last go round - $11 on 1/1 - and my name was entered in a drawing. I WON! nuttnbunny (rav link) sent me some her beautiful handspun yarn -- pictured below. This "Silk Squall" is a mixture of wool and silk; about 271 yards. Now to find the perfect pattern to use it!