...and here's the yarn!
Pink and Purple,
...more "fleck filled" than "heathered" per se but... "Nice Lady" said it was "local"* and its obviously hand dyed and there's 464 yards of it! Is that enough for knee highs?
*The term "local" is probably a relative one - when I tried to add the yarn (its the Fidelio colourway)to my stash list on Ravelry I discovered that its from a company in Missouri, USA which is only about 2700 kms or so from the store where My Beloved bought it. ("Local" must be a relative term!)
In his defence of "Nice Lady"...
- My Beloved felt she was perhaps a bit stressed rather than fully irritated serving a male, non knitter while participating in a hands free. long distance cell phone "conference call".
- He believes that if she is a blogger she may well have also posted about his rather unconventional "visit" to her store.
- He says after our call ended she tried hard to sell him a full set of Chrome Knit Picks Options complete with travelling case. ("Selling"? No probably just as I suspected - she was contemplating sticking one through his neck!)
- While she couldn't offer him a single option in yarn for a man's sweater, they did spend a few moments together flipping through pattern books looking for a man's sweater he might like. He did mention he liked one they flipped past called a "Barn Sweater". She agreed that yes, that was a nice one but it wouldn't suit him. When they couldn't find anything in the pattern books she thought he could wear, she tucked a sweater pattern into the bag that she thought he would look good in. He thought that bit of added attention to be a true demonstration of just how really "Nice" a "Lady" she was.