last saturday i met up with the usual suspects at hermes KOP for shopping, lunch and shopping, and took home the most amazing thing -- it's a throw/blanket made of yak wool. which, by the way, is a soft as cashmere and outrageously snuggly. it's the most amazing shades of olive green with potiron accents, and i think looks great when worn as a shawl. this gets the A+++ DQ seal of approval. i'm already wanting the claret one i left behind . . . .