I've been working part-time at my LYS, Iron Horse, in Natick, MA. The owner, Debbie, also has her own line of yarns which she hand-dyes (and they come from her sheep!). A few weeks ago, Debbie asked if I'd be interested in writing up some patterns for her yarn - and of course my response was yes.
She gave me 2 skeins of her new sport weight super wash merino/cashmere/nylon blend. The colors got me all excited and I couldn't wait to knit with them. I realized why I liked the colors when I photographed it in progress - they match our sofa!
Debbie was looking for a few items for her patterns including a slouchy hat. I found a wonderful stitch pattern that creates a bouncy, soft, stretchy texture that works divinely with her yarn. My "in house model" is out of town for vacation but when she returns, I'll be having a photo session with her.
Here's a not so great photo but it will give you an idea...we've named it "Not Your Average Slouch". This yarn and this texture makes it anything but average!