Many sincere thanks, Gentle Readers, for your words of opinionated wisdom, What a clever and generous lot you are! The winning candidate, based on your input, is "A". Here is another shot of it, in natural light.
"A" would like to thank its many supporters, and promises to remain both deep and sophisticated, at least through the first few washes.
In other news, I'm leaving for a long, romantic weekend by the sea. I'm taking someone very special with me: Someone warm and dear, who has known me for quite a while, and who has been through so much with me that we have truly become soul mates:
I'm sure you all remember Caora Dubh, the 5-ply handspun. Here is the very first swatch, with which I am pleased to distraction. The sketch is my jumping-off point. I have chosen some really pretty cables, and found some very special buttons, so I feel good about the direction we're headed, the String and I. To say I have a crush on this yarn is putting it mildly. Knitting with it is a sublime experience. There are simply not words to describe the enjoyment. I think we are going to have a really intimate and enlightening time together this weekend.
Sure hope my husband and children being there won't wreck it.