I've started knitting with the new mink yarn, and man, it's yummy. Very light in the hands, moves smoothly on the needles, no splitting. And it just gets softer and more luxurious as it's knitted. Ahhh.
I wound two skeins of the deep sapphire blue, and they're on their way to becoming a Henslowe. It's a small shawl, available for download on Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/henslowe). Really well written, easy to follow, and I think it's great looking. A dear friend of mine has made four already, and she's not done yet!
I think I may get a little obsessed with this pattern. I just cast on this afternoon, and already I'm impatient to be done ;) Want to join me? I think we may be starting a Henslowe-a-long soon...
Watch for an announcement from Ellen!