The beautiful natural colored chocolate cormo has made it to the west coast. I bought six skeins of this cormo at Maryland Sheep and Wool from the Cormo Association booth. The shepherd mailed the wool to me as she didn’t have six skeins left at the show. To give you perspective, this was on day ONE of the festival, about an HOUR after it opened. I always go to the cormo folks first because of this run on the good stuff.
Now I’ve got to decide what it eventually wants to be. I’ve found a few pictures that are interesting or have compelling elements in their design. The little red sweater at left is Marc Jacobs and I quite like the button detail–very Bavarian. The orange sweater on the right is cashmere. Yum. The sweater is a very fine gauge that I’d never attempt to reproduce, but the collar is a nice shape and proportions.
My favorite sweater is this babydoll sweater at the left. So simple, yet so pretty. I’ll have to play with gauge and needle size to see if I can get a swatch looking that nice. Plus, it’ll give me time to make some wool flannel shorts and stock up on tights to complete the look. Uh, not so much.