Sad and glad.
Sad = a dear friend has to quit knitting due to physical ailments.
Glad = she generously passed along a sweater's worth of yarn to me (part of it knitted). It says it is 100% American Wool. I am not sure what kind that is - maybe a mixture (?). It is not next-to-the-skin-soft wool, but it feels sturdy and will make a nice outer garment. I offered to finish the sweater for my friend, but she said 'no'. She said she got pleasure out of giving the yarn to me, and now I will have pleasure thinking of my friend as I knit with it.