The last photo is of the swatch blocking. Mohair is so difficult to photograph. Yes, it's the same lace pattern as in Wheatsheaves. I was curious to see how it would come out in mohair. Don't know whether I'm up for knitting a version in this beautiful stuff. It definitely requires more concentration than plain old wool. But the notion of a floaty, softly feminine cardigan has a lot of appeal at this grimmest time of the year.
This is a view of the Lake from the bottom of my street yesterday afternoon. I believe it was colder than Antarctica, and I'm not kidding about that!