Note: this has been changed from Obitsu to Very Cool and back again, if you were interested in the Very Cool.
|I'm still seeing crystal pink. O_o|
Usually a natural yarn, even a blend, for this size would be in the superfine, super expensive sock yarn range or equally not too cheap, but not happy acrylic. So I went looking on Etsy and found some gorgeous ICE brand silk/Kashmir blend; and the person is selling it one skein at a time, rather than the 10 pack the ICE company in Turkey sells it for! It says about Sept 12 or so, on the receipt, so I hope it shows up in good time, what with the troubles in Greece. And for ONLY under $5! with 7 for shipping!
I was shocked to see the economy is tanked with the Euro, too. It used to be just figure 2 to 1 for anything Euro to dollar, now it's less than 0.86? So if you're going to buy anything from a Euro based shop, buy now! It will help the company, plus be half the US price in the end!
I'll have to do some swatch tests and figure the correct gauge and how to spread out the cables and so forth before I can get the tunic actually going. Usually I take about three false starts even on my own sweaters (pattern, what pattern--that's like reading instructions! Pfft! Who needs instructions!) I have a tutorial planned for BDJCollectasy on knitting to a paper pattern for December or so. Maybe January, can't remember, but this will be a two-fer that way.