Found another source of beautifully dyed yarn..this one located in the Seattle area...called Stricken Smittin.
I've received these two skeins of yarn from them just recently.
First...is fingering/sock yarn in The Spice Trade:
and the second is Aran Twist in Aubriana:
I've cast on the "Cozy Thermal Mitts" pattern by Karen Everitt, and they're looking beautiful in this deep burgundy/purple colorway. I'm thinking someone may get a pair of fingerless mitts for Christmas.
We're leaving in the morning for a couple of days in Ocean Shores, traveling with some friends. I'll be getting in some knitting time in addition to playing, beach walking (if the weather is decent), and visiting. Looking forward to a get-a-way.