In the mailbox today, my August Smart-Ass Knitters/World Domination club package:

The colour of the yarn is so complex! It looks grey, but there are slight hints of something plummy in it. It is a 50/50 merino/silk yarn in a DK weight, and it is super soft.

The needlebook was instantly pressed into service. It is holding my curved needle and basting needle for the Paper Bag Roses quilt. And isn’t Darby Bayly’s business card gorgeous? The pattern (not in the photo) is for a lovely knit hat that can be made slouchy or cloche-style. I want to cast on right now!