I did not mean to worry auntie Vi so let me tell you about my two very reasonable diets.
- The food diet is about being healthy: at least one meal a day is a salad, no sodas, and I eat fruit when I want a snack.
- The yarn diet is about enjoying what I have: at least 20 skeins of my stash (currently 135 skeins) must be used before my next purchase and I can buy at most one knitting/pattern book per month.
2 skeins are gone thanks to the Gentle Waters scarf made with Rowan Tapestry. I like to buy a few skeins to swatch a new yarn, I can always use them for a charity scarf or hat (this one will go to Dulaan).
Tapestry is a single-ply DK weight yarn made out of 70% wool and 30% soybean. It is similar to South West Trading Karaoke (also single-ply 50% wool 50% soysilk but worsted). Both are good substitutes for Noro Kureyon - I like the gentler color variegation and find them softer (though not for next-to-skin wear because of my sensitive skin).
Edited: to answer Amie's question, the colorway is variegated pink and gray - it's shade 172 "pot pourri".