Yarns (clockwise) teal mohair, green Carloway, wine mohair and purple mohair
Interestingly enough, I buy these colors all the time. Actually, that's not interesting, that's just me. Here are the bag mohair and Carloway Shetland Aran I got from Elann last week. There is nothing dainty and refined about either of these yarns; I like them because they are simple, sturdy, and straightforward, like steel cut oatmeal. Several people have asked what I plan to make with the Carloway....it has to be a cardigan, because it is NOT next to the skin soft. I would buy more if there was any more left. I like its simplicity. The mohair really surprised me, because it is exceedingly sturdy, and the colors were MUCH darker and more intense than I expected. That is never a bad thing for me, but I am a little disappointed that I passed up the blue because I thought it was too royal. It was probably perfect. Look at the teal-it's gorgeous. The purple I saw on my monitor when I ordered was very crayony, and I had my doubts, which vanished when I opened the box. The wine is closer to cordovan (I have an aversion to brown), but still very useful.