Cashmere is divine. No way around it, it is soft and gentle and a pure joy on the needles. The blue here is my mother's favorite, somewhere between sky blue and robin's egg blue, a 5 ply cashmere from Artyarns. Following repeated attempts (and more frogging than I'd like to admit) and numerous consultations with all of my favorite knitting gurus, I am finally knitting my mother the perfect little cashmere scarf, an elegant fiber necklace to keep her warm and chic. It should perform its job well.