Since I was heading in that direction anyway I decided to stop at my not-so-local yarn store, the fabulous I'd Rather Be Knitting in Long Grove, IL and pick up a pair of Addi Lace Turbos. A splurge, since they were almost $14 and really, who can go to a yarn store and not by yarn?
Misti Alpaca sock yarn; a splurge indeed! But it is so soft and the colors so gorgeous that there is no way I could pass it up. This photo does not do the color justice. While it has an overall blue/green shade there are hints of everything from yellow to purple to brown. This yarn is 50% alpaca, 30% merino wool, 10% silk, and 10% nylon. I think I will just sit it next to my chair and pet it for a while.
I'll post a review of the Addi Lace needles once I have some more knitting time under my belt with them.