I was feeling low and in charge of an internet search engine and a paypal account. This is not a good combination. Today the results have arrived. The mystery item arrived from eBay. It wasn't very friendly. In fact I was ripped off and it was my own fault.
The yarn I ordered from Marriners Yarns also arrived today. It is gorgeous and I can't wait to start. I got the free shrug pattern from Deramores here (Deramores are awesome, btw, and not only can be incredibly inexpensive but their service is as good as Lakeland) and I had some yarn in my stash so I have started. I can crack on while watching stuff on YouTube that is strictly for research purposes. However I saw this yarn on Marriners site and caved. Marriners are also inexpensive and very pleasant to deal with.
Those are the pics of the colours I got - utterly gorgeous and I can't wait to get going. But I need to finish the shrug I'm on first. I am rather relying on the shrug as I have had hidden gluten somewhere and I am currently suffering and something loose but warm would be a real help.
There are a lot of things that I ought to be doing today. I think I will stick to knitting.