Beaded Smoke Ring in Brooks Farm Acero (which isn't actually shown on their website), both pattern and yarn purchased at Rhinebeck. I've finished the lace edge and I'm at the part where I just sail along in stockinette for many inches. That's a picot edge all along the bottom that I'll be tacking up by hand because I wasn't thinking too clearly at the very beginning, I guess. It's been a great week, sunny and clear, but also cold. I was freezing yesterday -- maybe just tired and rundown (I actually went to bed, and turned out the light, before the late news last night -- almost unheard of) -- so there is definite motivation to knit a neck-warmer!
My brother Michael called last night and it was so good to hear from him! He has been working more and doing more -- doing his actual work rather than busy stuff -- he's been at 6 hours per day and is bumping up to 7 next week. He went hunting yesterday, the main point being that he's really just happy to get out in the woods and watch the turkeys walk by.
I think we're still decided on the stocking pattern for Mack, but Berroco isn't making it easy with their new stocking patterns, John and Colleen. And what about Lion Brand? They're introducing a new collection of handpainted, natural fiber yarns -- mohair, silk, cashmere. Has anyone seen these in person yet?