I finally got this done after frogging it the first time. It was much faster working it in Continental then my other wierd way. Anyway, I like how the color landed up where it did. Ralf loves it and has it on at work today. The yarn is a cotton that I found in a great little yarn store in Jerome, AZ. I've lost the tag and have no idea what it might be so if anyone recognizes it let me know I'd like to hunt for some more. This is super simple and I can see using the same basic pattern but adding different design elements. I sort of can't wait to do another one.