Back in the fall, when Mother Nature provided us here in Maine with a riot of color, we found our knitting reflected a more subtle palette - mostly undyed or neutral colored yarns - seeking balance perhaps? But now that it's January and the landscape is starkly neutral, we're yearning for energizing color! Rich bold reds; deep, intense greens and blues. A recent visit to Halcyon Yarns, in Bath, Maine, provided an abundant tapestry of colors and textures - especially the shelves full of Malabrigo Yarns! The depth and range of hues within each skein never ceases to amaze and inspire. We couldn't resist, and we're now working on some soft winter hats for the guys - in strong jewel tones, with maybe a 'fishermen's rib' or 'Brioche' stitch, for extra plush ribbing around the ears.... Colorful comfort!