To offer solace after the sadness of yesterday, here's a picture of some yarn (ok, probably not that great for you non-knitters!)
This is the new sock yarn that I go ages ago. No, I still haven't cast on for the gypsy socks, because I have to get the secret project completed first! It's a great colour though, and is a wool mix again. Offers the comfort of wool with the durability of a man-made fibre.