I don't knit very often but I was camping this weekend with the girl scouts and this yarn, doublepointed needles and pattern fitted in a baggie so it came too. Yarn is KnitPicks - deep dark blue with a slight fleck but soft. The pattern is from the rather splendid book The Gentle Art of Knitting by Jane Brocket. I've knitted a few items from her book - gloves (!), slouchy hats, chevron scarf, cable socks, Chanel style bag....It's not just patterns and photos but lots of lovely wordy preamble about the inspiration for different patterns. Love reading books like this just as much as actually making something!