pattern on Knitty). I really like the colors too, those muddy purple blues. The yarn is an alpaca wool and acrylic blend, though. I had read somewhere that alpaca would not itch like regular wool. Maybe it's just me, but I think this is terribly itchy. Oh well, this was destined to become a gift anyway, for someone with far less finicky skin.
I have plans that involve scissors and potentially a good deal of regret. First, I have a long coat that I think would work better as a shorter coat, so I am thinking of altering it myself. Second, I haven't been able to get a hold of my hair dresser in over a week, so I am planning to trim it up myself--I think Jordan should be able to manage a straight line across the back, and I can do the layers in the front. I've been cutting his hair for a few years now, so I think it shouldn't be too hard to do my own. And anyway, it'll grow. I just don't have time to track down a new hair dresser, especially since we are going to be moving in a few months and I would have to start the process all over again.