Here's a photo of the tweed that I bought while shopping at La Droguerie. A beautiful swatch was displayed along with the hanks, which showed how this yarn looks when knitted with two strands in graduating shades. I would have loved to buy more to make a sweater based on the swatch but didn't have time to contemplate yardage since I was feeling a little guilty about making my husband wait while I browsed.
To tell you the truth, I'm not a good yarn stash shopper. I usually find yarn perplexing when I don't have a specific pattern in mind and I didn't bring any sweater ideas with me to Paris. Actually I do find it much easier to buy yarn then actually knitting a sweater. Lately I've been stalling on my current sweater project since I still need to calculate additional increases around the waist.