"A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark." (Chinese proverb)
This is some super soft orange wool (it's not as bright as it looks in this photo--more of a "pumpkin" color.) I bought enough to make an adult-sized sweater for myself, according to the shop clerk. But later I realized this would be perfect for the Hex Coat by Nora Gaughan that I wanted to knit for myself. Thanks to Ravelry, I could look it up back at our hotel room, return to the yarn store the next day and get enough for the sweater/coat. (That's when I got the black, too.) I think I paid about $30 for all of this--all three colors!
For the orange, red and black, I had asked for "cashmere," but not sure what got lost in the translation. Then, in a second yarn shop, our guide pointed out that this yarn was the very best from a special animal in the mountains. I assume that it's cashmere. I bought a box of the red for my mom. (Even this was only about $20.)
It came in this fancy box and with some matching thread. I have no idea what that animal is on the front. If anyone can read Chinese, feel free to fill me in!
I also bought some buttons at a little button stand. These are all just cheap plastic buttons, but I thought they were cute. If I had known I was going to buy orange yarn, I would have gotten orange squares instead of purple. I think these cost a total of about a dollar.