As promised, the mail order yarn that arrived last week! It was still in the box, and I did not even have time to unpack it, and touch it and dream of all the wonderful things that it could become! The first is a 50/50 cotton/linen. I had so much fun knitting the linen cardigan in the fall, I thought I may like the cotton mix. It definately feels more like cotton than linen, but I will know better after swatching it how it will handle. This one will be a tank top (if it knits smooth and not too stiff) or a lacy shawl or cover up if it is too thick for the top.... I will keep you posted.
The second yarn is hand dyed chunky mohair. 100 gram skeins with huge yardage, just three will make a light weight spring jacket. The middle skein seems a bit different dye lot than the other two, so I will have to work two balls at a time and alternate 4 rows of main dye colour and 2 rows of odd ball. This should work out fine for an overall similar dye effect to the whole coat.