What is it with me and mohair at the moment? I have a whole tub dedicated to it and have just added even more. I bought this today at a charity shop, 7 x 50g balls for the grand sum of 10p each. Yes, it really is that green. I haven't got a project in mind yet, but as I've got a thing for green right now I'm sure I'll come up with something. It's 78% mohair, 13% wool, 9% nylon so a little on the itchy side, but a good dose of fabric softener should help.
I also found a knitting handbook for £2 which contains techniques, design help and a good stitch library. It looks like one built up week by week probably from the 80s, I think I'll find it quite useful.
I got the latest issue of Simply Knitting too. I wouldn't normally buy it as I think it's beyond crap but I saw the cover pattern for a lacy vest and shrug on Egeria's blog and really wanted to make it. It's a bit girly for my usual tastes but a change won't kill me.
I've been working on my nephew's cricket jumper, it's taking a wee bit longer than I expected as I'm taking more care with it than usual. Kids can be really bloody horrible to each other so I don't want it to look blatantly hand knitted as it's for him to wear at school. I decided to follow the slip pattern that goes with the cardigan I started making pre-olympics (that's due to be dug out of the cupboard soon). It has the size I need so makes life easier but I'm working in the round instead. I'm working a blank set of stitches between each cable as I'd noticed that's what the official England team jumpers are like, the stripes match his school uniform. I'm about a third done and I'd like to have it posted off to him by the weekend so I really should be doing that rather than poncing on the internet.