Soysilk and cotton

went into my LYS yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to see that they were stocking more diverse and interesting types of yarns. In the past, they had always stocked items from Jo Sharp, Patons, Filatura Zara and Zarina, Naturally NZ, Patons, and Heirloom. However, on entering yesterday, I was delighted to see some Rowan Tapestry, Rowan Summer Tweed, more cottons, and some odds and ends here and there. Despite the fact that the Rowan stuff looked a bit out of place (did someone decide to sell some stash yarn perhaps?), and the fact that the entire yarn store needs to be revamped, I was happy to just fondle things in there!

I was quite restrained this time, and only came out with two things yesterday. And even better, they were for a specific purpose in mind - Katie Himmelberg's Hexacomb cardigan which knits up at approximately 20st per 4".

In my little bag was some Twilleys Freedom Cotton for use as my contrast colours - it doesn't feel very soft, but it was the perfect cream colour to offset the main colour:

And some South West Trading Company Oasis, made entirely of soysilk which is remnants of corn and soy.

It wasn't at all cheap ($18.50 for 100gm) but I do hope it turns out nicely as I found it immediately intriguing, and really loved the colour. Additionally, on touching it, it doesn't feel at all soft right now, but from the various reviews i've read about this yarn, I've heard it turns out otherwise when washed and has a very nice drape. So here's hoping!