With Christmas now a recent memory... I have informed my Most Beloved that he will suffer no more with his year old acrylic knitted goods! It's time that I stopped projects for seemingly everyone else and focus on items for he and I.
Inspired by my proclamation, he bought me 3 hanks (450 yds) of 6-ply, 100% Mongolian Cashmere from Jade Sapphire in the colorway "Cashouflage". He wants a wide scarf and a set of half-finger gloves. When I started knitting up the scarf - of his own design, might I add - I realized that the 450 yds was not going to go very far so I ordered another 3 hanks!
While I had the Jade Sapphire website up, I asked him what other colorways he might like... and so I also got 2 hanks of the "Film Noir" colorway that he would like a pair of cashmere socks out of.
I also picked up the "Cashmere Scarf For Him" bag of 4 hanks (300 yds) of 12-ply 100% Mongolian Cashmere also from Jade Sapphire in the colorway "Five O'Clock Shadow" so he can have a second, thicker scarf to wear as needed.
All in all, in less than a few days, we purchased some 1500 yds of cashmere. It's a good thing we decided not to buy holiday presents this year to save money! HA!
I am also knitting up a pair of the half-finger gloves "Knucks" from Knitty.com using the yarn gifted to me in the MWK Scarf Exchange (Version One). It's Noro Silk and it matches my luxe scarf that I got! They are coming along nicely.
In the middle of working three 12-hour shifts in a row... so no real time for pictures. Will be sure to post on Saturday afternoon after I get some sleep!
Looking forward to a wonderfully prosperous 2009 for all of us.