I have cast off The Age of Steam and Brass Kerchief. The yarn is Misti Alpaca Tonas Pima Silk (handpainted tone on tone) in Siberian Iris (purple, although it looks a bit blue when I shoot it). I'm really loving their pima cotton/silk blends. This one still needs blocking, but I'm pleased to have another gift knit off the needles.
I took advantage of the "Support Small Business" campain by American Express this weekend. They offered a $25.00 credit from American Express if I shopped at one of the participating small businesses and used my Amex card. Blue Bird Yarn and Fiberarts (my current LYS) was a participant (how great is that) so I registered both my card and my husband's and I got $50.00 worth of free yarn. That was SO exciting.
It's going to really stretch my gift budget. Off to start a baby sweater or maybe a cowl. I'll get back to you on that!