Guess what is F I N I S H E D .... Portfolio wrap. I bought the yarn in Philadelphia - it is called Loop Studio Yarn. Per web site: "Studio is a bouncy 3-ply yarn made from 100% American merino wool that's spun and dyed right here in Pennsylvania!".
The new project I started in October is called Hitchhiker.
I am using Color Celedon -- Madelinetosh tosh merino light. .
I found some very nice vintage pattern books - and started a charming leaf trim:
The yarn is from Bloomington, Indiana - called Panda, from Crystal Palace.
I added a few more inches on the trim from Piecework magazine, too.