Thanks everyone for all your comments and suggestions for what do with the awesome New Lanark yarn. By popular demand, Peterborough has won! I'll begin swatching soon.
Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Red Label in 'Cobalt'
Needles: 3.75 mm (US 5)
Mods: Changed needle size, my 4mm needles were busy with another project.
Kitchener-Waterloo Knitter's Fair in the Tanis Fiber Arts booth. It was my first time knitting with this new yarn- the single ply merino/cashmere/silk blend is so buttery soft! The shawl is lovely- the single ply means that it's a bit thicker than a fingering weight, probably closer to a sport weight, which adds a lovely, soft warmth. My mom went crazy for this shawl, she wants one too!
That last kitty photo is my parent's cat, Finnigan. These were shot at my parent's place over Thanksgiving weekend.