Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I don't know if that's really true but it works for me right now. Today I was just finishing up the Gedifra Carioca scarf while I was at Skein. A customer came in just to look around, took one look at my scarf and bought the yarn to make one for herself. In and out in less than ten minutes. (2 skeins of Carioca, 2 skeins of Living. Cast on 19 stitches on size 17. Work in K1 P1 until you run out of yarn. The scarf is about 9 inches wide by 48 inches long. Unblocked.)
I stayed for the Wednesday night class because Mary Fulton, the yarn rep for S.R. Kertzer and a close personal friend, was coming to sit in. I haven't seen her for several months so wanted a chance to visit. She brought two large cartons of hand dyed Schaeffer yarns. They were beautiful. Very intense colors. I also worked with a new student from this past weekend. She's already completed one large shawl and is half way through another one. I got her started on her third and fourth ones and sold her the yarn for a fifth one. I don't know what this woman does but obviously she has a lot of time on her hands. And a pretty good credit limit. I love an enthusiastic beginner.
Started another scarf using Plymouth's Paradise and Trendsetter Eyelash. This one is black with flecks of red and olive green. 25 stitches on size 13. Garter stitch 'til you run out. One skein Paradise, two skeins Eyelash. And I'm swatching for a Nordic pattern hat using Maratona in rust and teal. So I'd better get busy.