Here’s me looking very pleased with a Rohan Quayside ladies fleece half-zip pullover. I’m pleased because I bought it on eBay for £15 including p+p, it’s unworn, and it’s a design that was originally on Rohan’s website at £69 plus p+p. I’m pleased also that it fits, and is comfortable, well designed and I love the colours. However what is so unusual about this item of clothing is the effect it has had on my husband. J is absolutely exstatic about the colours … but I’ll let him explain it .
[BTW I should explain that we are not promoting Rohan clothing. This is just about the delight that can come from buying a garment that just feels and looks right.]
Well, very simply, I really love the Quayside colours, and the overall effect, of this garment. It seems to be made with a yarn made with fibres of various colours, used in a very knowing way to achieve this multi-coloured marl effect. Rohan don’t usually go in for complex colouring like this – they are associated with simple but very well designed and made garments in plain colours. It is therefore something of a coincidence that D has bought this garment just as I am experimenting with my own spinning in how to produce a yarn that will give a very similar effect – though less uniform. This has really spurred me on!