My brother recently returned from a trip to Spain. He said that as he passed a narrow alley, something caught his eye. It was a stall selling yarn and he knows that his sister is a knitting fiend. So for Christmas he gave me two skeins of yarn - a lovely plum colored alpaca and a super bulky crazy rainbow colored skein of Malabrigo Caracol. Since Malabrigo is a Spanish word, he assumed it was made in Spain, but it is actually made in Uruguay (and available in many yarn shops in the US). I used another Malabrigo yarn to make a sweater for the babe two years ago. I found a very basic shawl pattern on Ravelry and modified it a bit, using size 13 needles. The little babe said that she wanted to wear it with the big part in the front, so I added two vintage metal buttons about three inches apart on one corner, and when worn backwards and buttoned through the large stitches, it makes a snuggly wrap for the little babe.