I ordered Malabrigo to knit the Hourglass Sweater from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts. After much indecision, I went with Cuarzo, a lovely blend of lavenders and purples. I had a hard time finding stores that had enough yarn in stock in my first few choices (violetas, jewel blue, indigo), and perhaps I already have plenty of blue yarn and blue sweaters already. Hopefully my order arrives quickly!
Has anyone out there used O-Wool (by the Vermont Organic Fiber Company)? How scratchy is it? The colors are beautiful and I love that it's organic, but I couldn't find many reviews or opinions of it. Likewise, how about Nature's Palette worsted weight wool? I know it bleeds b/c it's plant-dyed, but that's about it.
My tea swap pal sent me some gorgeous Dancing Leaf Farm Rhumba Organic Wool last month, and it's plenty soft, so I have high hopes for other organic wools as well. The Rhumba is variegated and a little too pricey for a whole sweater, but it will make some fabulous winter accessories.
BTW, check out the mitred Silk Garden mittens at Zimmermania. To die for, and they would look great with a Silk Garden MD scarf!