Sorry about the hiatus - things have been a bit hectic.
New yarn! Berroco's Versa, a 50% cotton, 50% acrylic ribbon yarn that looks like it is hand-painted on each edge. This yarn knits at a bulky gauge, and looks much better made up than it does in the skein - and the skeins look pretty good.
The new Knitter's arrived today, and this issue is FULL of good stuff. Normally I like half or less of whatever is in any given magazine3 (which means the publishers are doing a great job of addressing a broad range of tastes) but this issue is really, really nice. Come in and check it out. We have hot coffee, hot tea, and hot chocolate (see a theme here?) as well as red & white wines.
Purls of wisdom: no one ever excused their way to success.