This lovely hank is Hand Maiden Sea Silk in the Lily Pond color. I have two hanks stashed away. Each hank is 100 grams and approximately 400 meters. The yarn is 70% silk and 30% Seacell.
Seacell is a fiber made from cellulose and seaweed. According to the Hand Maiden/Fleece Artist web site Seacell is breathable and very soft. I can attest that this yarn is very soft.
They go on to say that when worn your skin's natural moisture will release magnesium, calcium and vitamin E contained within the seaweed and that it has anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to protect the skin.
Now I knew yarn could be good for my psyche, but I had no idea that there were actual health benefits. Maybe I can turn this purchase into my insurance company for reimbursement. Do you think that my medical FSA would balk if I turned in receipts for yarn?
I plan to knit the Storm Water Shawl pattern that I received when I ordered these two skeins. I like the Clapotis I knit with Lady Godiva so much that I thought I ought to try a different Hand Maiden yarn this time.
Come to think of it, I've bought and/or used a lot of Fleece Artist/Hand Maiden yarn this year. It has become my yarn indulgence of choice. I wonder what I would have to do to get Fleece Artist to sponsor my blog. I wouldn't object to doing a little product placement in exchange for yarn.
Of course I can continue to dream and fantasize about being able to stay home and knit and blog all day without having to go to cubicle world each morning. But until that miracle happens or I win the lottery, I'll continue to feed my own habit.