I did it again.
I was looking for buttons (how is it possble to always be looking for buttons?) at another LYS and somehow managed to buy even more yarn. Oops.
On the left are two skeins of a wool/silk blend I've never heard of before. It's called LoomInEssence (not sure if they want it spelled together or spaced out), and Googling brought me no additional information about this company . . . the yarn is 50/50 merino/silk, like Noro's Cash Iroha, but it doesn't have that uneven, sometimes-flat look that the Noro has. It is one of the softest silk blends I've ever felt and the color is gorgeous, just slightly tone-on-tone. I am going to swatch and see how much it pills (almost all silk blends pill like crazy) and then we'll see what it wants to be when it grows up.
In the middle are 3 skeins Debbie Bliss Pure Cashmere which I've heard of but had never seen in person before. I was doubtful of this yarn when I had seen it online but it was a very pleasant surprise in the skein. It has a nice twist to it and no halo at all, so it passed my initial inspection with flying colors. The true test will be to knit it up, I'm going to make myself a hat out of it. The one negative about this yarn from the get-go is that it comes in 25gr skeins which means more ends to weave in. And we all know how much I hate weaving ends.
And last but not least is a lonely ball of Blue Sky Alpaca's Bulky alpaca/wool. This yarn I not only know I've even sold it before, I just bought it because I have an idea that I want to swatch out in really chunky yarn . . . if it works I'll have to order myself a project's worth.
At least today's stash enhancement wasn't sweater quantities of yarn.
And of course I didn't buy any buttons at all . . .