I have just been given some absolutely beautiful yarn by a co-worker. She knows I crochet and am going to start making prayer shawls for my "clients." It's a lovely celery color and it's silk. So very soft and lush.

If you do crochet or knit, where do you get your yarn? I am branching out into wanting more than the standard acrylic yarn (although that is generally a good serviceable yarn).

Maybe because I live in Florida, I am seeking the silks, and very fine cottons, or other natural fibers/blends. The items made aren't so very heavy then, and not so itchy and warm.

Of course, I would alter my choice of yarn, depending upon what I was making and where the item was going to end up living.

I know our Dawn knits, but how about the rest of us here?