Back in the middle of winter I found a small stash of mohair yarn in the op-shop next to my office. The best thing about it was its deep yellow colour, like honey. And the fact that I was on my coffee break and not expecting to come across such gold. 12 balls of it, to be precise.
My plan is to knit a honey-coloured blanket. A few years ago I was staying at a friend's house and she had a beautiful yellow mohair blanket on the bed - it was so light but warm and almost felted in texture. I don't really like mohair for clothing - it's a bit hairy and scratchy, but I think it will be lovely as a top layer on a bed.
I started making big squares to sew together but then changed my mind because I'd rather have a seamless piece. I'm knitting it on the bias instead - all in garter stitch for maximum squish factor. I'm using this pattern, similar to the one I made here, but bigger.
Needless to say, this blanket provides opportunity for mindless late-night TV knitting... I've just finished watching the latest season of Black Mirror (ok, I had to put the knitting down a few times during that) and started Shetland. Are you also a late-night TV knitter and if so what are you making? (and watching!)