It looked like this, but was black. Baby Alpaca Chunky. Wonderful to knit with, perfect yardage to produce a Cherry Garcia with 1 skein. A lovely, warm gift. I knit one of these for a friend, Diane, who is a sales representative and is in and out of her car all day during Northern Illinois winters. She was tickled, delighted. She had said something to the man, but had not dared ask me to knit her one (she had seen mine). There's nothing better than to knit something for an appreciative recipient, am I right?
A couple of weeks ago, Diane's car was broken into. She had some money in her car. She had valuable storage drives in view, expensive sunglasses on the dash. What did the thieves off with? The money and her handknit gift, which I called Licorice Garcia.
So it seems that even the unsavory characters among us are appreciative of fine wool and fine craftsmanship. (and yes, I will knit her another).