It's been a while. Doyle and I both came down with a stomach flu thing that did us in completely for several days. I couldn't even knit. I managed half a day yesterday and am back today....just in time to be off for two days. We are, as usual, closed tomorrow and of course Thursday for New Years. Some really lovely things have come in from Berroco - great new sock yarns and new colors of Bonzai -their breat bamboo yarn. A bit of the Opal Harry Potter yarns are here as well a couple of the Wintermarchen colors that are really different and lovely. Friday I will write about more when I have a bit more energy ---- for instance THE MOST BEAUTIFUL Hand Painted Mohair I have EVER seen. I really wasn't gonna get any since mohair is such an acquired taste, but it was truly irresistable.
Before the evil flu hit Iwanted a big cozy sweater and found two mohair/mohair blends in my stash. They looked incompatible but as you can see they actually worked really well. The picture doesn't quite do it justice. I really love it. This is the back of the sweater. This is an actual pattern in the store that so far at least, I am actually following. Though of course my version looks nothing like the black and grey stripes in the original. It is a greast simple pattern and has a good size range and you could make out of a lot of things.