Cascade Yarns Heritage Silk and has a lovely hand. I've never tried it, but may need to after feeling it in person.
The center shawl is Juliet in Rivers Edge Fiber Arts new Seasons self striping yarn. Juliet was released on Monday and there is a coupon code for $1.00 off if you purchase Juliet through Ravelry: Summer2014 It expires at midnight on Saturday July 19. Juliet is also available on Craftsy and will be added to my Etsy shop early next week. In case you want to order yourself a skein of soft as a kitten Seasons yarn, Carol is offering free shipping through July 20. If you would prefer a hard copy of Juliet, Carol will have them on hand at the shows that she has a booth at.
It's countdown to puppy time! We get to bring the little cutie home next Friday and we still don't have a name. Andy has threatened to call him "He who must not be named" if I don't figure out what to call him before we bring him home. I have told him no-way are we naming our puppy Voldemort! This face is way too cute for that! Margi has suggest Thor which I like, so maybe he will be Thor. I could knit him a little Viking hat.