... meet Mariko.
Lavold in a yarn that's gathered universal acclaim but is sadly discontinued. A few skeins are available here and there, making the hunt for the yarn quite a thrill. There are a few skeins on eBay. I am very proud of myself for not buying said skeins last night.
Shopping is sometimes a cure for the blues, but resisting temptation also makes one feel better. Having just looked at my credit card statement for last month, I see way too much yarn on the list. Time to look at longer term goals, like... you know, savings and purchasing a house. I have enough yarn to last me a while.
Speaking of things that will last a while, check out the ends from the back of the Crosspatch vest:
(photo will be here once blogger cooperates)